Popular YouTube star Ethan Peters known famously as Ethan Is Supreme has died, his family and friends confirmed on social media. The beauty influencer was 17.
Peter’s father, Gerald Peters, confirmed the news of his son’s demise to Fox News on Sunday afternoon. Ethan’s cause of death is still unclear. However, his father told the network about his drug overdose which is likely to have resulted in his sudden death.
“The cancel culture we find ourselves [sic.] 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,” Gerald Peters told Fox News. “He was a kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were.”
His best friend, Ava Louise, also noted his struggles with addiction on social media and has been posting resources for those struggling with substance abuse.
“My best friend in the entire world, my twin flame…..the only person there for me when I had no one,” Ava wrote on Twitter. “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.”
Friends mourn Ethan is Supreme Death
Manny MUA also mourned the YouTube sensation’s death on Twitter. “rest in peace Ethan @trashqueenethan,” he wrote. “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,” his tweet read.
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 ?
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) September 6, 2020
“Rip angel. my heart goes out to his family and friends,” Tana Mongeau wrote on her Instagram Story, alongside a photo of herself with Ethan. “If you need anything reach out please.”
According to People, Ethan Peters launched his YouTube career “Ethan Is Supreme” on April 24, 2017. By 2019, he had amassed more than half a million Instagram followers and more than 140,000 YouTuber subscribers.
Before breaking into the beauty world, Peters ran a successful meme account (Betch) which he grew to 1.3 million followers before selling it for $25,000 at just 13 years old, People reported.
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