07 September 2020 12:40
YouTuber Ethan Peters, also known as Ethan Is Supreme, has died at the age of 17 (Instagram) Ethan Is Supreme, the beauty influencer and YouTuber, has tragically died at just 17 years old, his father has confirmed. Real name Ethan Peters, the influencer was confirmed dead by his father in a statement seen by Fox News on Sunday night (September 6). Gerald Peters confirmed that his body was discovered in his bedroom at 11am on Sunday morning following a suspected drug overdose. He said there has been no "official ruling" on Ethan's cause of death. "The cancel culture we find ourself [sic] in weighed heavy on his heart," Gerald said in the statement.
"He wanted nothing but to inspire, make people laugh and push the boundaries of what is acceptable in our world for all young people. Gerald said he last spoke to his son at 10pm on Saturday night (September 5). Tributes pour in for Ethan Is Supreme, dead aged 17. Influencer Ava Louise shared a heartbreaking tribute to Ethan Is Supreme after his death was announced. Sharing a photo of herself with Ethan, Louise wrote on Instagram: "This right here is my best friend in the entire world.
he was here with me for my birthday two weeks ago and I'm so thankful I got to spend it with him." She continued: "I can't breathe. He was so much more than what you all saw online." The influencer closed out her Instagram post by asking people to respect the privacy of Ethan's family. "I hope there's an afterlife and you're doing wild s**t up there I really f**king do," she added. In a subsequent post, Louise said she will always regret not "not intervening harder" in Ethan's drug addiction. "I will never forgive myself for it," she wrote. "But I ask of all of you to smack drugs out of your friends' hands. Buy them test kits. Force them to get help even if they say no. I never want any of you to feel what I feel right now." Ethan is Supreme had 139,000 subscribers on YouTube and first began posting videos on the platform three years ago. His last video was uploaded two months ago. He had 542,000 followers on Instagram, where he updated fans on his life and his make-up and beauty pursuits. Just two days ago, he posted an old photo of himself and thanked "everyone who bullied me". Ethan Peters had used his platform to speak out against racism. In March, Ethan used his platform to combat racism by creating a striking mask look in response to rising anti-Asian sentiment in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. He created the "mask" after hearing about a rise in racist incidents against Asian people following the spread of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China. The fake mask bore the message: "The only virus present is your racism". Speaking to PinkNews at the time, Ethan said he was inspired to draw attention to racism because of his own struggles as a young gay man. The 17-year-old had previously opened up about how his private Christian school told him they had concerns about his social media presence. "Legally they couldn't tell me to my face that it was because I was gay or that I wore make-up – which, by the way, I never wore to school – but they said [my social media activity] violates their moral conduct code," he told Vice. Because of that experience, Ethan wanted to find a make a positive difference to people's lives through his platform. "The 'mask' is just one of many ideas I have lined up that can help make the world a better place," he said. YouTube star and beauty influencer Ethan Peters, known as Ethan is Supreme, has died at the age of 17 of an apparent drug overdose. His father Gerald said: "The cancel culture we find ourself in weighed heavy on his heart. He wanted nothing but to inspire, make people laugh and push the boundaries of what is acceptable in our world for All young people. "He was kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were." Peters had around 139,000 subscribers on YouTube and over half a million followers on Instagram. He was best known for doing online makeup tutorials and also recently started his own clothing line called Hellboy. His best friend and influencer Ava Louise paid tribute to the star online, writing: "This right here is my best friend in the entire world. He was the only person I spoke to for months. I was all alone and struggling and Ethan inspired me again. "We had our last FaceTime call last night and I am so so so sorry I cut it short. I can't breathe. This is the worst pain I ever felt. I've lost friends but never a best friend. Ethan saw me through my lows and celebrated my highs with me. "He was so much more than what you all saw online. His amazing parents have been parents to me when mine haven't been the best, so please respect their privacy at this time." She also took to Twitter to raise awareness on drug addition. Louise wrote: "If anyone talks negatively about my friend and his actions over the past year he was battling addiction. If anyone has anything negative to say about addiction I will come for you with a vengeance. Speak positively of Ethan. He was an artist & inspiration. So talented. "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. He's a good f*****g person. He didn't deserve to die. "He was so bright and so smart. He needed to live. He was more than his demons and you all are to. Please get help. Fellow influencer Tana Mongeau wrote on Instagram: "RIP angel. My heart goes out to his family and friends." Makeup artist Manny MUA added: "Rest in peace Ethan @trashqueenethan you were so incredibly talented at such a young age." Influencer Grace Anne Auten said: "I love you. I can't believe I have to say goodbye so soon."