Today, July 16, marks one year since beautiful 13-year-old Talia Joy Castellano passed away after a heartbreaking battle with cancer. Fans across the country are remembering the late teen makeup artist and YouTube sensation with humility, love and respect as they celebrate the impact she had on the world.
Taken from her loved ones far too soon on this very day last year, July 16, 2013, Talia Joy Castellano still lives on in our hearts and memories. Countless fans are taking a moment today to remember Talia and her passion for life. She was and still is a true inspiration to all, not just to those who are struggling.
Talia Joy Castellano Death: Remembering Her Legacy One Year Later
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Talia was chosen as an honorary face of CoverGirl before her untimely death.
In memory of the one-year anniversary of her passing, the company posted her beautiful cover photo on Instagram today, with the caption: “Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. You changed us, enlightened us, and showed us what beauty and strength truly look like. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, @TaliaJoy18 — you will never be forgotten. #taliaslegacy #RememberTalia.”
Talia touched millions of people with her radiance and energy through her YouTube channel, where she shared her beauty and fashion tips. Although she was battling neuroblastoma and leukemia at the same time, Talia stayed positive by focusing on her passions.
When Talia appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen asked her how she was able to stay in such good spirits, and Talia answered, “A little fish told me to just keep swimming, just keep swimming” — which she certainly did, until the very end.
Supporters Pay Tribute To Talia Joy On Twitter
Many supporters have been taking time to pay tribute to Talia on Twitter today. Take a look:
1 year ago today Talia Joy lost her battle and sadly passed away😔 forever in our hearts💘 fly high beautiful, I love you😇❤️
— stevie|6/5 jai?? (@wowlukefeels) July 16, 2014
one year ago today, Talia Joy passed away with cancer and earned her angel wings, Rest in peace Talia 💗🐠🙏
— HAPPY BDAY HEMMO O/4 (@eiksikti) July 16, 2014
— charlee (@lovatofandoms) July 16, 2014
There is no doubt that Talia has touched the hearts of millions. Rest in peace, Talia, your legacy will always live on.
— Michelle Rodriguez