YouTube star Mel Thompson has passed away at the age of 35, her family has confirmed. Thompson had nearly 170,000 subscribers on her channel, and a whopping 57,000 followers on Instagram.
YouTube star Mel Thompson dies at age 35
The beauty and makeup vlogger’s husband announced the sad news this Monday, although the cause of death has not yet been made public. He shared several photos of his wife, as well as a heartfelt message that read:
“Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to choose just 10 photos. We have lost a beautiful person.”
Thompson had nearly 170,000 subscribers on his channel, as well as 57,000 followers on Instagram.
In addition to her makeup tutorials and product reviews, viewers were engaged in her life, as she regularly shared life updates on her channel as well.
Her latest video was shared on September 24.
Mel’s husband, named Puffin Thompson, went on to say, “I just wanted to show the smiles she elicited. I’ve had to respond to many messages from people to find out how she was doing without knowing she had passed away. It’s great to see how loved she was. And she loved you all.”
“Everyone knows how talented she was as an artist and with her useful knowledge, but those closest to her know how truly wonderful she was.”
He concluded, “She would have done anything to help anyone without a second thought. I would love to have her back.”
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge commented on Puffin’s Instagram post, “I am deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family…. truly heartbreaking. Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful.”
YouTuber and comedian Jaime French said, “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear this and so shocked. She was such a sweet, wonderful, beautiful person. My prayers are with her family.”