Jeffree Star donates $20,000 to funeral of murdered fan Kevin Bacon
30 December 2019, 11:43 | Updated: 30 December 2019, 11:46
Jeffree Star has paid tribute to Kevin Bacon, who was murdered near his hometown of Swartz Creek, Michigan.
Jeffree Star has donated $20,000 to cover the funeral costs of Kevin Bacon, a fan of his who was found dead in Michigan on 28 December.
Kevin, 25, went missing on 24 December after meeting up with a man he'd met on dating app, Grindr. That night, Kevin texted his roommate Michelle Myers to tell her he wasn't sure when he would return because he was having fun, M Live reports. Sadly, he never showed up to his family's house on Christmas Day.
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A search party was set up on Friday (27 Dec) and Michigan State Police announced that Kevin had been found dead the next day. A 50-year-old man is currently in custody for open murder.
Kevin had been working as a hairstylist and he was also a huge Jeffree Star fan, with several tattoos of the YouTuber. Jeffree – who owns a house in Michigan – was left "devastated" by the news and shared the link to his GoFundMe page, which was set up by Kevin's sister, Jennifer.
He tweeted: "RIP KEVIN. I’m devastated to hear of the passing of someone from Michigan who lived their life fearlessly and was taken too soon. Please help his family in this horrible time."
RIP KEVIN 😥 I’m devastated to hear of the passing of someone from Michigan who lived their life fearlessly and was taken too soon 💔 Please help his family in this horrible time: https://t.co/4sRUjumxtl #StarFamily https://t.co/FjVAxaaJgj— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) December 29, 2019
Kevin's parents, Karl and Pam Bacon, told ABC 12 that they plan use the GoFundMe money to set up a scholarship in honour of their son, setting a target of $20,000. At present, over $34,000 has been raised.
Jeffree kindly donated the full amount, with the message: "I love you. Rest in peace angel."