Jake Bailey (1978 - 2015)
By: Legacy Staff
2 years ago
Jake Bailey, makeup artist for celebrities like Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani, died Friday, according to CNN. He was 37.
His death drew tributes from celebrities on his deep client roster, including TV personality Paris Hilton and actress Emmy Rossum.
"So sad, shocked and devastated to hear about Jake Bailey. He was such an amazing person, an incredibly talented makeup artist and friend," said Hilton, who described him as her makeup artist for the past 15 years. "We traveled the world together, worked on so many beautiful projects and shared so many memories. Will miss him so much."
Rossum said she was "gutted" to hear of her friend's death.
A friend found Bailey unresponsive in his Los Angeles home Friday morning, and he was pronounced dead soon after, said Ed Winter with the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. His death was reported a possible suicide by carbon monoxide; a full autopsy is pending, Winter said.
"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," said a statement from Starworks Artists, which represented Bailey.
Bailey's work appeared in publications including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair and Allure. In addition to magazine spreads and cover shoots, he worked with celebrities for music videos, commercials, shows and red carpet appearances.
Katy Perry paid tribute to Jake Bailey after his death Friday.
"Jake - My sweet, sensitive soul," Perry wrote on Instagram. "What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together. We conquered the world's biggest stages, together."
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