YouTuber Ethan Is Supreme has died aged 17

7 September 2020, 11:42

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Tana Mongeau, Jeffree Star and Manny MUA have lead tributes for popular makeup artist and influencer Ethan Is Supreme.

Ethan Is Supreme, real name Ethan Peters, has died aged 17 following a suspected Percocet overdose.

The YouTuber's father Gerald Peters confirmed his son's heartbreaking death in a statement to Fox News, saying that he found his son in his bedroom at around 11am on Sunday. He believes he died from a drug overdose however there's no "official ruling".

Gerald told the publication: "The cancel culture we find ourselves 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 a kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were."

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YouTuber Ethan Is Supreme has died aged 17
YouTuber Ethan Is Supreme has died aged 17. Picture: @ethanisupreme via Instagram

On Sunday (Sep 6), Ethan's friend Ava Louise announced his passing on Twitter and revealed that he had become dependant on drugs. She tweeted: "My best friend in the entire world, my twin flame.....the only person there for me when I had no one. I love you Ethan, I am at a loss for words. I wish I knew how bad it was. I know what you’d want me to say to the Internet rn but I’m to heartbroken to say it. Rip."

Ava then began to share more information on addiction in the hope it would help others. She added: "Addiction is a disease. I had to pull Ethan aside in recent weeks and have talks with him about his usage. Everyone close to him was scared. I just wish I fucking tried harder I fucking wish I yelled at him more I wish I didn’t enable a single pill he popped.

"2 percs killed my best friend. ONLY 2. Don’t do them or if you wanna at least fucking test them first. Be safe – you don’t want your best friend to feel what I feel right now."

She continued: "Ethan had an addiction and addiction should not be shamed. I’m openly discussing his cause of death to save the next kid from a perc. 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. Call 1-800-662-4357."

Ava Louise Tweets
Ava Louise Tweets. Picture: @realavalouiise via Twitter

YouTubers have now lead tributes for the popular makeup guru, with Manny MUA tweeting: "rest in peace ethan @trashqueenethan you were so incredibly talented at such a young age. i know he’s made many many mistakes... but to say he deserved to pass away is horrible and inhuman. i pray for his family and loved ones, a horrible loss."

YouTuber Tana Mongeau shared a photo of herself and Ethan on Instagram Stories, writing: "rip angel. my heart goes out to his family and friends. if you need anything reach out please."

YouTuber Grace Anne Auten also posted photos of Ethan on the beach, writing: "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. Fuck. I fucking hate it here. I wish I could say more..but there just aren’t any words. I love you. I believe you’re still here for me."

Meanwhile, Jeffree Star paid tribute to Ethan on his Instagram Story and explained how he was forced to come off of Twitter because of the negative comments surrounding Ethan's death.

He said: "Yesterday, the makeup community lost someone named Ethan Is Supreme. Regardless of someone's history or past… I had to check out of Twitter yesterday because there were people revelling and enjoying someone passing away. I had to just turn off my phone. It's been such a rough week emotionally."