Teen influencer Ethan Is Supreme has died at 17

Makeup artist and beauty influencer Ethan Peters, better known as Ethan Is Supreme, has died at the age of 17. His father confirmed the news.

Peters was known for his edgy makeup looks and tutorials and often modeled gender-fluid styles on both Instagram and YouTube. He also recently launched a clothing brand called Hellboy, described as “a gay Hot Topic.”

No cause of death has been officially released, but Peters’ father and fellow influencer Ava Louise have both been candid about Peters’ struggle with addiction, leading many to believe he succumbed to an overdose.

“If anyone talks negatively about my friend and his actions over the past year he was battling addiction,” Louise tweeted. “If anyone has anything negative to say about addiction I will come for you with a vengeance. Speak positively of Ethan. He was an artist & inspiration. So talented.”

Peters had been on the receiving end of criticism for making racist and transphobic comments. Another fellow influencer, Manny MUA, had this to say: “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.”

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