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Katy Perry shares heartbreaking tribute to make-up artist Jake Bailey after suspected suicide

2015-10-24
Make-up artist to the stars Jake Bailey has died at the age of 37. The talented Utah native worked extensively with Katy Perry, and also worked on magazine covers for Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Selena Gomez and Nina Dobrev. https://instagram.com/p/9NgROHP-RA/ He also worked with Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Kristen Stewart, Mariah Carey and many more. According to Gossip Cop, police say Bailey was found unresponsive by his assistant. He is thought to have taken his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning, though this has not been confirmed. https://instagram.com/p/7dKDRNPhva Posting a touching tribute on Instagram, Katy called Jake a “sweet, sensitive soul”, saying: “What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together. We conquered the worlds biggest stages, together. I know you felt life so intensely and it created this incredible artistic passion in you that came out in everything you touched, from the amazing images you took to the ways you painted your muses, highlighting the beauty in everyone. “You essentially created my "look" ever since we met on the music video for Hot and Cold. We always confided in each other, rallied each other at our lows and pushed each other to be our best. We never got comfortable and I know that was why we did the best work together.” https://instagram.com/p/64DPnHPhr6 She added: “I know sometimes it was hard to find consistent happiness here on this earth, I understand you in that way. I want you to know now finally and forevermore that I appreciate you and all the lessons we traded each other in this life. “I love you. No more work, no more searching, you are finally at peace. Every time I sit in that chair we shared, just know, no one holds a brush to you, friend. Be free now. “My prayers are with the Bailey family.” An autopsy will be carried out by the country coroner.