9 of Today’s Biggest Stars Mourn the Tragic Suicide of One of their Friends
Just over a week after the Girl Meets World cast lost its on-set teacher in a devastating car accident, another one of Hollywood’s greats has passed away. Jake Bailey, one of the most famous makeup artists in the world, allegedly committed suicide on Friday, October 23.
According to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, the 37 year old was found dead at his him by his assistant. While authorities are still waiting for an autopsy to be completed, TMZ reports that he succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Throughout his long and successful career, Jake regularly worked with stars like Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Katy Perry. They, along with many other of the world’s biggest celebs, are in shock over his sudden passing and have paid him tribute on social media.
Honestly can't believe this. Was just with you last week. My sweet angel. #rip @byjakebailey you'll be terribly missed
Very tragic hearing about the passing of Jake Bailey. You are at peace now my friend, you will be hurting no longer. Rest in peace brother.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) October 23, 2015
I am so incredibly sad over the passing of Jake Bailey. You meant so much to someone who means so much to me. You will be missed.
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) October 24, 2015
Jake we will miss you. Everly will miss her very 1st make up artist. Big love brother!! We will see each other again pic.twitter.com/DArIcaDpcD
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) October 24, 2015
Jake- My sweet, sensitive soul. What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together. We conquered the worlds biggest stages, together. I know you felt life so intensely and it created this incredible artistic passion in you that came out in everything you touched, from the amazing images you took to the ways you painted your muses, highlighting the beauty in everyone. You had the most otherworldly eye to detail… we would laugh about how you could take a nap in that eyelid crease you created (cause it was so deep) or Jake's 45 minute eyes… Which was such a precise lash that even Bambi couldn't rival. You essentially created my "look" ever since we met on the music video for Hot and Cold. We always confided in each other, rallied each other at our lows and pushed each other to be our best. We never got comfortable and I know that was why we did the best work together. My favorite moments of recent times is when we would meditate together during breaks on different jobs…tune all the noise out, forget about hollywood and the chaos that surrounds it, and look for a slice of peace, 20 minutes at a time. I know sometimes it was hard to find consistent happiness here on this earth, I understand you in that way. I want you to know now finally and forevermore that I appreciate you and all the lessons we traded each other in this life. I love you. No more work, no more searching, you are finally at peace. Every time I sit in that chair we shared, just know, no one holds a brush to you, friend. Be free now. My prayers are with the Bailey family.
RIP Jake Bailey.
— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) October 23, 2015
I am gutted to hear of my friend Jake's passing. I saw him on Sunday, we flew together on a plane. He made me laugh as always. @ByJakeBailey
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 23, 2015
— AnnaLynne McCord (@IAMannalynnemcc) October 23, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with those who knew and loved #JakeBailey.
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 23, 2015
Our thoughts are with Jake’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. May he rest in peace.