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Youtuber and makeup artist Mel Thompson has died at the age of 35.
Her husband announced that she had passed away on Sunday, though he did not make her cause of death public.
Mel had almost 170,000 Youtube subscribers and 55,000 Instagram followers who looked forward to her requent makeup tutorials, product reviews and personal life updates.
She posted her final Youtube video to the platform on September 24.
Her husband posted a heartfelt tribute to her Instagram page, alongside a series of photos of the couple and their family.
He penned: "Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to just choose 10 photos. We lost a beautiful person.
"I just wanted to show the smiles she brought. I’ve had to answer so many texts of people just checking in on her without even knowing of her passing. It’s great to see how loved she was.
"And she loved all you right back. I’ll continue to love her and miss her forever. She was such a pillar for our family. The kids would talk to her non stop and she was constantly talking with them and trying to help them with their stuff."
He continued: "And no matter how bad she felt, she would still rub my back when I came and jumped on the bed next to her while she was working tirelessly to put out content.
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"Everybody knows how talented she was as an artist and with her helpful knowledge, but those closest to her know how truly wonderful she was. She would have done anything to help anyone without a second thought."
He ended the emotional message by saying: "I wish I had her back."
After news broke of her passing, several members of the beauty guru community took to social media to pay tribute.
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge commented on the post: "I'm so deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family…. truly heartbreaking. Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful."
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Nikkia Joy wrote: "I am in utter shock. This is the most heart breaking news. I am so so sorry for your loss, the world will not be the same without Mel."
And Fumi Desalu said: "I’m in absolute SHOCK!!!!!!! Pls tell me this isn’t true!!!!!!!!!! RIP my beautiful Mel."
Mel is survived by her four children.
In 2020, she opened up about how she never planned to have kids, but "wouldn't trade places with anyone" now.
In a post in May last year, she said: "I grew up always saying I would never have kids. Here I am today with 4 and I wouldn't trade places with anyone. I'm so grateful to have such amazing kids and an amazing family.
"Being a mom is both rewarding and extremely frustrating at times but ALWAYS more rewarding. To my babies, (you'll always be babies to me) I love you with all my heart."
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