The tragic death of celebrity make up artist Jake Bailey compelled thousands of fans to flock to Twitter to express their condolences and utter grief over such a painful loss. The beloved beauty expert truly touched many lives.
When Jake Bailey, 37, died by alleged suicide on October 23, fans couldn’t contain their sadness, heading to Twitter to process the grim news. Jake’s fans, and those of his famous clients like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry, paid tribute to the revered make up artist online. Click through to see their loving messages.
It was a horrifying shock to Jake’s friends, family and famous pals when it was discovered that he reportedly committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on October 23. Jake was found unresponsive in his LA home by his assistant, and there appears to be no foul play involved in the incident, according to TMZ. Jake’s admirers were having a hard time processing the loss:
I'M SO SAD REST IN PIECE JAKE HEAVEN GOT A NEW ANGEL YOU'LL BE DEARLY MISSED @ByJakeBailey
— RIP JAKE (@unbrokenstars) October 23, 2015
Rest in peace Jake Bailey💕
— Marisa. (@1DSMG_) October 23, 2015
So sad to hear about jake bailey. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends
— megan (@selbieberari13) October 23, 2015
I literally don't know how to feel about this, I just don't understand why it was out of the blue. Jake Bailey in our hearts forever.
— lena (@itsmyrevivaI) October 23, 2015
@ByJakeBailey may rest in peace jake…im sure you will be doing lots of make-up and taking pics in a better place :'-(
— Laura (@heavenhelpmepls) October 23, 2015
R.I.P. to Jake Bailey God's with you now and all my prayers to his family and friends. @selenagomez i'm sad now we'll miss him :(
— Arthur's REVIVAL (@selenaapologize) October 23, 2015
It’s clear that Jake is going to be missed so much. The make up artist to the stars had so many masterful projects on his resume, including styling Selena for her glamorous Revival cover. Jake shared with HollywoodLife.com in April 2015 how to get the gorgeous look at home. Jake also closely worked with Katy on some of her craziest, coolest beauty looks. Most notably, he created her look for the September 2014 cover of Cosmo — so cool!
What an amazing, talented man, who was taken from us far too soon. It’s clear that Jake touched many lives, judging from the beautiful love and prayers sent his way. His legacy is truly going to live on in so many of the breathtaking shoots and looks he created over the years.
Our thoughts are with Jake’s loved ones during this difficult time.
— Samantha Wilson