Jake Bailey, Makeup Artist to Selena Gomez and Katy Perry, Dies at 37
The celeb makeup maven was found dead in his L.A. home from an apparent suicide.
Jake Bailey, a beloved makeup artist to some of Hollywood's biggest names including Katy Perry and Selena Gomez, has died at 37, Pret-a-Reporter has confirmed. TMZ first reported that he was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in L.A.
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.
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, and Allure. 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.
According to TMZ, law enforcement said that Bailey was found by his assistant, who contacted the police, on Friday morning. It appears that "he succumbed to carbon monoxide."
He posted his last Instagram on Thursday evening, in which he's seen giving a small grin and wearing a blue Hawaii tee. Many of his followers are sending their condolences ("we'll miss u," one user commented), while others are left in shock ("Omg, I can't believe it," said another).
Shameless star Emmy Rossum took to Twitter to grieve the loss of her friend, sharing that she had just spent time with him on Sunday.
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
I will miss his sense of humor, talent and kindness.— 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 sad news also left Jenna Dewan Tatum and Maria Menounos mourning on Twitter.
I am absolutely devastated today by the passing of my dear friend @ByJakeBailey. The most loyal, beautiful soul in every way. I love you— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) October 23, 2015
Miss you Jake. pic.twitter.com/ol4tBHiCms— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) October 23, 2015
Paris Hilton posted on Instagram, sharing that Bailey "was such an amazing person, an incredibly talented makeup artIst & friend. He was my makeup artist for the past 15 years." She added: "My thoughts & prayers go out to all his family & loved ones. Heaven has a new angel."