27 December 2019 16:39
A beloved Australian teenager has died in tragic circumstances, prompting an outpouring of grief from friends, family and her music idol Billie Eilish. Skylar Davies, from the New South Wales south coast, suddenly passed away on Boxing Day. The grief-stricken musician posted a string of emotional messages on her Instagram after learning of 'angel' Miss Davies' death. Skylar Davies (right, with singer Billie Eilish), from the New South Wales south coast, suddenly passed away on Boxing Day The 19-year-old loved American singer-songwriter Eilish and spoke of her joy at meeting the Ocean Eyes hitmaker earlier this year 'Rest easy beautiful girl,' the singer wrote, alongside pictures of the pair together in April. 'Sending every ounce of love I have to Skylar's family and friends. My heart is shattered,' she added.
The teenager's father, Rob, said there were 'no words to express our grief at this time'. 'Skylar meant everything and more to us and we are deeply heartbroken,' Mr Davies said. 'She was an amazing daughter, sister and best friend. The cause of Miss Davies' death is not known, but she is not believed to have been physically ill and her parents spoke of their shock TRAGEDY: Skylar Davies died aged 19 Mr Davies said his daughter was a 'genuine, kind, caring, beautiful creative individual', adding that he 'was so proud to call her my daughter'. 'I really can't believe she is gone.
My heart breaks more as the reality of it all sinks in,' he added. Miss Davies' Instagram posts show lust for life, with photos showing the glamorous teenager making the most of her time in Sydney after moving to the city for university. The highlight of her year appeared to be meeting Eilish at her gig at Hordern pavilion in Sydney on April 30. 'Last night I met the love of my life & I am forever grateful,' Miss Davies wrote, accompanying her message with a heart emoji. The most recent picture of her, showing her meeting Father Christmas with her younger brother, was posted by her heartbroken mother Leigh. Mrs Davies said she was suffering 'excruciating' pain following her daughter's death, which came as a horrendous shock. For confidential 24/7 support, call Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. Billie Eilish has paid tribute after a teenage superfan died suddenly on Boxing Day. The Ocean Eyes singer said her 'heart was shattered' after learning that her 'angel', Australian student Skylar Davies had passed away. Skylar, 19, had met Billie just months before her death at a concert in Sydney and said the musician was 'the love of her life'. Billie shared several pictures of the pair hugging when they met in April on her Instagram Stories. She wrote: 'Rest easy beautiful girl.' 'Sending every ounce of love I have to Skylar's family and friends. My heart is shattered,' Billie added. The cause of Skylar's death is not known. Her devastated parents spoke of their grief after the sudden loss. Her father said there were 'no words to express our grief at this time', Daily Mail Australia reported. 'Skylar meant everything and more to us and we are deeply heartbroken,' he said. 'She was an amazing daughter, sister and best friend. She was the love of my life, my everything my universe.' Skylar met the Billie on April 30 after the Bad Guy singer's concert and posted several snaps of the pair embracing on her social media. She captioned them: 'Last night I met the love of my life & I am forever grateful.' Billie's tribute comes just days after she shut down trolls who wanted her to start dressing more provocatively when she turned 18. Sharing a snap of herself in her signature head-to-toe baggy outfit (which was Gucci, naturally), she called out any creeps who'd wanted her to 'immediately take all her clothes off'. And in a now-deleted caption, the star – who turned 18 on December 18 – wrote: 'U mad i turned 18 & didn't immediately take all my clothes off? booooooooohooooooooooooo.' Got a showbiz story? 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. MORE: Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse's future on show uncertain as TV bosses haven't asked her back MORE: Rachel Riley is already making sure newborn daughter is a Manchester United fan