Beauty influencer Ethan Peters died of a suspected drug overdose at the age of 17 on Sunday, September 6.
He is best known to his Instagram followers as ethanisupreme.
His death was confirmed by his father, Gerald Peter, to Fox News, saying that he found the teen in his bedroom at around 11 a.m. and believes he died of a drug overdose.
“The cancel culture we find ourselves in weighed heavy on his heart,” Gerald said while speaking to the news outlet. He revealed that he had last spoken to his son at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 5.
“He wanted nothing but to inspire, make people laugh, and push the boundaries of what is acceptable in our world for All young people. He was [a] kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were.”
Tributes pour in for Ethan Peters, aka ethanisupreme, after his shocking death:
rest in peace ethan @trashqueenethan you were so incredibly talented at such a young age. i know he’s made many many mistakes… but to say he deserved to pass away is horrible and inhuman. i pray for his family and loved ones, a horrible loss 💔— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) September 6, 2020
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I know we haven’t been the closest recently but during times like this it doesn’t matter. you have inspired me with your makeup looks ever since I first started makeup, you were my first real friend in this messed up industry when I was nothing and treated me equal. u were my first collab I ever did and I felt so cool that you wanted to do it with me. the beauty community lost an extremely talented soul today and may you rest easy. my prayers go out to his family and closest friends, please dont hesitate to reach out if anything is needed. love you Ethan. 🖤