Popular beauty influencer Ethan Peters, better known by the nickname Ethan Is Supreme, has died at the age of 18. The young influencer reportedly overdosed last weekend, and then his close friend Ava Louise revealed some not-so-nice details from his private life.
– My best friend in the whole world, my twin. The only person who was there for me when I didn’t have anyone. I love you, Ethan, and I’m speechless. I wish I knew how bad it was. My heart was broken, resting in peace. Addiction is a disease. For the last few weeks I had to talk about it with Ethan and all the people close to him were afraid for him. I wish I had tried harder, shouted at him more. Ethan was highly loved and respected in the beauty industry. About a year ago, he turned to drugs, due to the pressure created by his popularity on social media. He is a good person and he did not deserve to die – Ava wrote next to their joint photo.
This right here is my best friend in the entire world. He was the only person I spoke to for months. I was all alone and struggling and Ethan inspired me again. He was here with me for my birthday 2 weeks ago and I’m so thankful I got to spend it with him. I’m so fucking thankful he flew out to bum ass Rutgers university to see me. We had our last FaceTime call last night and I am so so so sorry I cut it short. I can’t breathe. This is the worst pain I ever felt. Iv lost friends but never a best friend. Ethan saw me through my lows and celebrated my highs with me. He was so much more than what you all saw online. His amazing parents have been parents to me when mine haven’t been the best, so please respect their privacy at this time. Ethan fucking Peters I’m gunna make sure you legacy lives on you were meant for so much, the smartest teenager I knew. I hope there’s an afterlife and you’re doing wild shit up there I really fucking do.
A post shared by Ava Louise (@avalouiise) on Sep 5, 2020 at 4:56pm PDT
– Ethan was an addict, and addictions should not be ashamed. I speak openly about the cause of his death to save the next child from that punishment. He was so bright and smart, he needed to live. He was more than his demons, as are all of you. Please seek help – concluded Ava, who is also an influencer.
A post shared by Ethanisupreme (@ethanisupreme) on Jul 25, 2020 at 7:25pm PDT
Her late friend and colleague also struggled with bullying from peers, which he talked about in his last post just two days before his death. He then thanked the abusers for being where he is today.
More than half a million people followed him on Instagram.
Throwback to this iconic moment when I got to meet @ladygaga at the @hauslabs launch party ???? I’ve never had more fun at a makeup launch party and to see @hauslabs grow and stay authentic and actually be quality products is so sick to see ???????? but wow Queen really did that with #rainonme like u and Ari officially killed the girls n gays
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