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Beauty Influencer Ethan Peters, Aka Ethan Is Supreme, Dies Aged 17

Beauty blogger and influencer Ethan Peters, known as Ethan Is Supreme, has died at the age of 17. 

Ethan's father as well as fellow influencer Ava Louise both stated that Ethan was struggling with addiction, although his official cause of death is not yet known. 

Ethan's father Gerald said in a statement about his son that: “He was a kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were.”

His friend, Ava Louise, also posted saying she'd lost her “best friend in the entire world”.

Ethan had over half a million Instagram followers and 139,000 YouTube subscribers.

His makeup style has been described as “characterised by its desire to catch your attention” and “dramatic, emotional and, at times, gory.”

As ‘BBC’ reports, Ethan started young, having hit 100,000 followers by the summer of 2017 and left his private Christian school because his social media activity “[violated] their moral conduct code.”

He moved to an online school instead and had recently started his own clothing line called Hellboy.

There was some negative response on social media after news of Ethan's death broke, as accusations of racism and transphobia in the past came to light. 

But fans also spoke in his defence - including one of his inspirations, fellow makeup artist Manny MUA, who posted: “He's made many many mistakes... but to say he deserved to pass away is horrible and inhuman.”

His friend Ava Louise blamed his death on addiction.

“If anyone talks negatively about my friend and his actions over the past year he was battling addiction,” she tweeted. “Speak positively of Ethan. He was an artist & inspiration. So talented.”

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