We are so sad to share the news that 13-year-old beauty blogger Talia Joy Castellano passed away on Tuesday, after a long battle with neuroblastoma. Talia gained hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers with her cheeky, adorable and totally on-point makeup tutorials. She developed her own fashion line, and even appeared on “The Ellen Show,” where she charmed viewers with her ebullient spirit. Talia’s makeup tutorials and fashion haul videos were aimed at having fun and showed that beauty comes in all different kinds of bodies, which is why they attracted millions of viewers and supporters. Late last year, Talia learned that her cancer was terminal, and set about fulfilling a bucket list of activities. In early July, her health rapidly declined, and she began sleeping constantly, and barely eating. Her family was with her when she passed.
This morning, the Facebook page Angels for Talia posted the following:
It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time. God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl.
Below, check out a video of a super happy Talia on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Talia had a pretty profound impact on Ellen. Today she tweeted:
We’re deeply saddened to learn of Talia’s passing, and our thoughts are with her family at this no doubt difficult time.