Ashley Benson, Paris Hilton Lead Tributes to Celebrity Make Up Artist Jake Bailey After Apparent Suicide

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Celebrity Make Up Artist Jake Bailey
Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson has become one of the first stars to publicly address celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey's death.

Benson, 25, took to Instagram on Friday to share a tribute to the man behind the makeup.

"Honestly can't believe this," the actress captioned the photo. "Was just with you last week. My sweet angel. #rip Jake Bailey you'll be terribly missed."

Honestly can't believe this. Was just with you last week. My sweet angel. #rip @byjakebailey you'll be terribly missed

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

The photo shows Bailey in the middle of doing Benson's makeup, as they stop and he smiles for the camera as she gives duck lips and a peace sign.

is this RIP Jake Bailey real. Oh no! please tell me it's a twitter hoax.

— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 23, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with those who knew and loved #JakeBailey.

— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 23, 2015

Bailey, 37, was found by his assistant on Friday morning in his home from an apparent suicide. An autopsy is to be completed by the L.A. County Coroner's Office, but it appears that Bailey may have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, TMZ reports.

Paris Hilton also used social media to acknowledge the death of her friend and makeup artist. The starlet shared a group photo and expressed how "sad, shocked and devastated" she was at the news.

"So sad, shocked & devastated to hear about Jake Bailey. He was such an smazing person, an incredibly talented makeup artist & friend," she wrote for a caption. "He was my makeup artist for the past 15 years. We travelled the world together, worked on so many beautiful projects & shared so many memories. Will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family & loved ones. Heaven has a new angel #RIPJakeBailey."

Shocked&saddened that we lost @byjakebailey he's been doing my makeup for 10yrs!here on covershoot 4 @REDBOOK ugh

— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) October 23, 2015

Among Benson and Hilton are other celebs like Maria Menounos, Octavia Spencer and Emmy Rossum, who all expressed their sympathies via twitter, with Rossum adding, "If there are angles in heaven, they just got a little prettier… because Jake is up there painting their faces… putting lashes on them…"

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

If there are angels in heaven, they just got a little prettier... because Jake is up there painting their faces... putting lashes on them...

— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 23, 2015

The makeup artist worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey, among others.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Bailey's rep remembered the loving person he was and described him as "passionate" and "an undeniable talent."

"It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Jake Bailey's passing. He was an undeniable talent, a great friend, a loving son and brother, and our grief is shared with all those whose lives he's touched."

The rep continues, "As one of the industry's most sought after makeup artists, Jake worked with an incredible client roster and his work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, andAllure. He collaborated with some of the top photographers in the fashion and entertainment industries and was also a passionate photographer himself. Jake was a mentor to many, and his work will continue to inspire. He will be truly missed by those who knew him."
Source : people[dot]com
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