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Katy Perry Writes Heartfelt Tribute to Makeup Artist Jake Bailey: "Be Free Now"
by Rebecca Macatee Sat., Oct. 24, 2015 8:44 AM PDT
Katy Perry is one of the many people in Hollywood mourning the loss of celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey.
E! News confirmed on Friday that the 37-year-old beauty expert, whose most famous work was with Perry as well as Selena Gomez, was dead of an apparent suicide. On Saturday, Perry posted a heartfelt tribute to "Jake- My sweet, sensitive soul" on Instagram.
It read: "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."
NEWS: Celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey dead after apparent suicide
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"You had the most otherworldly eye to detail...," she continued. "We would laugh about how you could take a nap in that eyelid crease you created (cause it was so deep) or Jake\'s 45 minute eyes... Which was such a precise lash that even Bambi couldn\'t rival. 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," she wrote. "We never got comfortable and I know that was why we did the best work together. My favorite moments of recent times is when we would meditate together during breaks on different jobs...tune all the noise out, forget about Hollywood and the chaos that surrounds it, and look for a slice of peace, 20 minutes at a time."
"I know sometimes it was hard to find consistent happiness here on this earth, I understand you in that way," Perry went on. "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."
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Perry concluded: "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."
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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