Makeup artist and YouTube star Mel Thompson died at the age of 35 on Sunday. Her husband announced that she died over the weekend, but the cause of her death has not yet been made public. With over 170,000 YouTube subscribers and 55,000 Instagram followers, she has left the beauty community mourning.
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Her husband wrote a heartbreaking note to her fans on her page paying tribute to the “pillar of the family.” “Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to just choose 10 photos. We lost a beautiful person,” he wrote. He expressed his love for her and said would continue to love her and miss her forever.
He wrote about her relationship with their kids and how they would talk to her non-stop. She had over 170,000 YouTube subscribers and 55,000 Instagram followers who worshipped her and followed her makeup tutorials and product reviews.
She uploaded her last video just two days before the sudden loss. Many paid tribute to her on social media, including friends, family, fans, and colleagues.
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge wrote, “I’m so deeply saddened and shocked. Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful.” YouTube star Nikkia Joy wrote on Instagram, “I am in utter shock. This is the most heartbreaking news.”