Many of the Ethan Peters' friends and colleagues took to social media to share their heartache surrounding his death. He was 17 years old.
Beauty influencer Ethan Peters, who was known to his Instagram followers as ethanisupreme, died of a suspected drug overdose at the age of 17 on Sunday, September 6.
His father, Gerald Peters, confirmed his son’s passing to Fox News, saying that he found the teen in his bedroom at around 11 a.m. and believes he died of a drug overdose.
“The cancel culture we find ourself in weighed heavy on his heart,” Gerald told the outlet, revealing that he’d last spoken to his son at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 5. “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.”
Many of the influencer's friends and colleagues took to social media to share their heartache surrounding his death. At this time, it's unclear the timing of his passing and what caused his death. E! News has reached out to the beauty guru's rep. According to Ava Louise, who was Ethan's best friend, the makeup artist was allegedly struggling with addiction. "My best friend in the entire world, my twin flame.....the only person there for me when I had no one," she wrote on Twitter on Saturday, Sept. 5. "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." "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," she continued. "I just wish I f--king tried harder."
In the following tweet, Ava said she wished she could go back in time and listen to Ethan when he told her "he wanted help." "Ethan was well-liked and well respected in the beauty industry. About a year ago he turned to drugs due to the pressure of being famous online at such a young age," Ava shared, adding, "He became problematic recently due to drug-induced mania. He's a good f--king person. He didn't deserve to die." "I am so lucky to have known you you gave me so much and helped me so much. You were a real friend who wanted me to win," she concluded.
Others in the beauty space and YouTube community spoke out about Ethan's passing. "rest in peace ethan @trashqueenethan you were so incredibly talented at such a young age," Manny MUA expressed on Twitter. "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." Influencer Grace Anne Auten shared on Instagram, "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. F--k. I f--king 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." Tana Mongeau posted a tribute to Ethan on her Instagram Stories and uploaded a throwback image of her with the star. "the caption," she wrote with a sad-face emoji. "Rip angel. my heart goes out to his family and friends. if you need anything reach out please."