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Jeffree Starr has taken to social media to address the tragic death of influencer Ethan Is Supreme (Picture: Startraks Photo/REX) Jeffree Starr has spoken out following the death of influencer Ethan Is Supreme. The make-up mogul posted a video to his Instagram Stories addressing the news, while also opening up about a colleague of his who recently died. 'OK – I'm sometimes hesitant to share things personally because I know we all have our own struggles and 2020 has been so unforgiving, it's hard to fathom,' said the 34-year-old. 'About a week and a half hour ago, one of my longest employees of Jeffree Starr Cosmetics and Killer Merch – he got killed. He was a dear friend; one of the best employees I've ever had.

I'm really feeling his loss this week. *SERIOUS* Jeffree Star speaks on Ethan is Supreme’s death, as well as the death of one of his employees. Ethan is Supreme was a 17-year-old make up influencer who passed away from an alleged drug overdose. pic.twitter.com/Bxu6ck9lG2 — Def Noodles (@defnoodles) September 7, 2020 'Then yesterday the make-up community lost someone named Ethan Is Supreme. Regardless of someone's history or [past], regardless of that… I had to check out of Twitter yesterday.

Because there were people revelling and enjoying someone passing away. 'It's been such a rough week emotionally with all of these deaths and everything that's going on in the world. Ethan Peters, also known as Ethan Is Supreme, died on Sunday according to his father (Picture: Getty Images) Jeffree Starr also spoke out about losing one of his Jeffree Starr Cosmetics employees (Picture: Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) 'I was going to upload a video and do some make-up, but I just couldn't do it. I sat down in the chair and was like "There's so much going on." 'Just know you guys, we're all going through our own mental struggles, and losses effect you in ways that you don't know until you experience them yourself.' Ethan died on Sunday at the age of 17, his father confirmed. The star had 539,000 followers on Instagram and 139,000 on YouTube. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. YOUTUBE star Ethan is Supreme died from an overdose after turning to drugs to cope with fame, a friend has claimed. Ava Louise, a TikTok influencer, paid tribute to Ethan, 17, and asked people who are also suffering to "please get help". 6 Ava Louise pictured with Ethan blamed his untimely death to the pressure of being famous Credit: Twitter 6 The influencer told fans that Ethan was well-liked and respected in the online beauty industry 6 She posted her tribute to her friend and asked people who are also suffering to get help Credit: Twitter Ethan passed away at the weekend from an apparent overdose from Percocet, an opioid which is used to treat severe short-term pain. His best friend Ava Louise took to Twitter to claim that his addiction developed over the past couple of years. Taking to Twitter she wrote: "Ethan was well liked and well respected in the beauty industry. "About a year ago he turned to drugs due to the pressure of being famous online at such a young age. "He became problematic recently due to drug induced mania. Ava also took the opportunity to offer a helping hand to anyone else who suffered from addiction posting hotline numbers and saying that addiction isn't a disease that should be shamed. Ava, 22, was the first to announce Ethan's death on Twitter, saying she was "lost for words" at the YouTuber's death. YOU'RE NOT ALONE EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society - from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives. Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others... If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 Movember, www.uk.movember.com Other friends of the star have also taken to social media to pay their respects. Fellow influencer Tana Mongeau wrote on Instagram: "RIP angel. "My heart goes out to his family and friends. Makeup artist Manny MUA has paid tribute to the 17-year-old and tweeted: "Rest in peace Ethan @trashqueenethan you were so incredibly talented at such a young age. but to say he deserved to pass away is horrible and inhuman. I pray for his family and loved ones, a horrible loss." MORE US NEWS Live Blog 'IMMEDIATELY APOLOGIZE' US election 2020 latest news: Trump tears into 'anti-vaxx' Harris CALIFORNIA STEAMIN' Deadly CA heat wave sets record with 'kiln-like' high temps, wildfires FLOATING BODY Human remains pulled from lake in New York City's Central Park on Labor Day 'TAKE THAT OFF' Trump tells reporter asking 'muffled' questions to remove mask PELOSI RULES? Shutdown gym owners latest to slam 'double standard' after Pelosi hair flap CHECK, PLEASE! Influencer Grace Anne Auten shared on Instagram, "I love you. I can't believe I have to say goodbye so soon. "We just talked a couple days ago, when you sent me a video of the disposables that had just come in from your visit here. I believe you're still here for me." 6 The 22-year-old Ava was the first to announce his passing Credit: @realavalouiise/Twitter 6 Social media influencers have paid their respects to Ethan is Supreme Credit: Instagram 6 Ethan Peters had recently hit half a million followers on Instagram Credit: Instagram