Ethan Peters, a 17-year-old make up artist and Youtuber, has died from an apparent drug overdose, according to several sources. Also known as Ethanisupreme, Peters had over 500,000 followers on Instagram and a YouTube channel with over 5 million views.
Instagram model Ava Louise claims that her friend Ethan suffered from drug addiction and was seeking help a week ago in a string of tweets paying tribute and defending the controversial make-up artist.
“Snap your friends out of it before it’s too late. Get your friends REAL help before it’s too late.” Ava wrote on Twitter and continued with the following:
“Ethan told me a week ago he wanted help…I wish I forced him I wish I yelled at him. I f**king wish I didn’t let him do pills in front of me. This pain is insane.”
Louise says in subsequent tweets that Ethan had suffered from drug addiction for over a year due to the pressures of fame and the 17-year-old make-up artist had a drug-induced manic episode.
Ethan Peters is from Texas and started his YouTube career in 2017. Taking inspiration from make-up gurus, such as Jefree Starr, Ethan started creating product review videos and make-up transformations that saw his YouTube and Instagram numbers explode over the last three years.
In his last Instagram post, Ethan addresed his bullies with a before and after photo and the following caption. “Would just like to thank everyone who bullied me. I do this like once every year to see how much I’ve changed and the only thing that hasn’t is the dark circles.”
Would just like to thank everyone who bullied me 😌 I do this like once every year to see how much I’ve changed and the only thing that hasn’t is the dark circles sksks 📸 @sonnychaotic
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Several tributes have poured in for Ethanisupreme from the beauty influencer community with many providing cautions to Ethan’s supporters about the dangers of drug addiction.
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