Our hearts break for Jake Bailey’s loved ones. After the makeup artist’s apparent suicide on Oct. 23, the 37-year-old’s celebrity clients and friends, like Ashley Benson and Octavia Spencer, have taken to social media to express their sorrow. See their messages here.
Ashley Benson, Octavia Spencer, and more stars are mourning the shocking death of celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey, who died of an apparent suicide on Oct. 23. Jake, who is best known for his work with Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Lea Michele, and more, was allegedly found unresponsive by his assistant inside his Los Angeles, California home Friday morning. So sad.
Today we all lost an amazing person and artist. Jake was truly an amazing person who always had a smile on his face and was so kind to everyone he met. I can remember many times I had the honor to work with Jake and his amazing talent and it was always pure joy! It is with such sadness I post this last picture of our dear friend Jake ,,,, the world and our industry lost a very special and amazing person. We will never forget you my dear friend. I will never forget our good times , u always being so sweet and lovely to me ,,,,, I still have ur text about having dinner, my heart is broken that I will never see u and ur smile 💔 love you Jake @byjakebailey
💔 @byjakebailey you were an Incredibly talented, warm, loving and special person. The world has lost another talent far too young… And we will all miss you dearly. Life can be challenging and have an immense amount of pressure.. Be kind to one another, whether it's behind a computer screen or in person…💘Jake… I hope you are painting us some perfect clouds up in heaven☁️🙏🏻❤️ thankyou for gracing us with all your love and skill.. You'll be missed😔
My heart is broken to hear this sad news today… @byjakebailey was one of the kindest, funniest, most talented artists with a heart of gold, capturing the true beauty of everyone around him… Please make sure that you take the time to do as he did to your loved ones. R.I.P your impact will not be forgotten. 💔 I can't express the emptiness I feel in my soul right now, knowing that someone with so much success and talent and what felt like joy for life, with so many people around, that they still felt so alone …. If anyone ever feels they need someone to listen call me anytime of day or night. Jake you are an angel xx
“Mr. Bailey was found unresponsive by his friend at his residence this morning at 8:25am on the 2200 block of Holly drive. There was an apparent suicide involving carbon monoxide poison. There’s an autopsy pending. And the final cause of death are pending full toxicology,” Los Angeles County Department of Medical examiner/coroner; assistant chief, Ed Winter, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We still can’t believe this happened. Jake was beloved by such a large portion of the Hollywood community. And as evidenced by his website portfolio, which features stars like Katy, Nina Dobrev, Kate Mara, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, and so many more, he was clearly sought after as well. Jake was super talented and he’ll never be forgotten.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Jake’s family and friends during this difficult time. This is so sad. Our hearts break for them.
— Chris Rogers