Beauty influencer Ethan Peters, professionally known as Ethan The Supreme, has tragically passed away at the age of 17.
According to Ethan’s best friend Ava Louise, the makeup artist had been struggling with addiction and passed away from an apparent overdose. “Ethan told me a week ago he wanted help,” she tweeted. “I wish I forced him I wish I yelled at him. I fucking wish I didn’t let him do pills in front of me. This pain is insane.”
Despite developing a controversial reputation over the last year, friends and family of the star claim Ethan’s internet persona was an act. Ava also explains that the teen turned to drugs to deal with the pressures of being famous and that his problematic behaviour was the result of drug-induced mania.
Multiple influencers and members of the beauty community have paid tribute to Ethan’s passing, including Manny MUA, Tana Mongeau, and Cole Carrigan. Unfortunately, many have been forced to turn off replies on their posts, as Ethan’s problematic history has brought in a barrage of hateful comments from trolls who say the troubled teen “deserved” to die.
At the time of publication, there are no updates on Ethan’s social media channels.