Talia Joy Castellano, most known for her videos on YouTube, has past away after a long 6-year fight against cancer. Check out our 5 Fast Facts on the measures fans have taken to keep her dreams alive, the response from Hollywood, and all about the young YouTube beauty guru.
1. Talia Joy Castellano Passed Away This Morning
Talia Joy has lost her battle with cancer. She was a remarkable girl with a positive attitude who was only 13 years old.
At 11:22 a.m. this morning, Talia passed away and left behind followers who have been inspired by her story.
rip talia joy, you were an inspiration and you will be missed :( just keep swimming! pic.twitter.com/zUgGff2isj
— lucy (@lucyluvscats) July 16, 2013
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2. Ellen DeGeneres Was Inspired By Talia's Story
“The Ellen Show” featured young Talia in September, 2012 where she was named an honorary "CoverGirl".
— Taylor Swift Updates (@Tswiftdotcom) July 16, 2013
Apparently, the inspiration was mutual as Talia quoted Ellen's famous character "Nemo".
Ellen DeGeneres shared her grief via Twitter today.
This year I met a very special girl, and today we lost her. Sending my heart to Talia's family. I'm so sad.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 16, 2013
3. Fans Have Taken on Talia's Bucket List
On July 11th, Talia's 'bucket list' was posted on her Facebook page, with 74 out of 100 things listed for things she wanted to do before she died. As a result, some of her fans have decided to make each of Talia's tasks happen! Some of the really cool things on Talia's list include a mall scavenger hunt, jumping in a pool of jello, a road trip to California on a tour bus, giving flowers to a stranger, help a "newbe" with cancer, and have a mud fight.
Talia's fans are truly dedicated to her as you can see. There was even a moment of silence on Twitter amongst Talia's fans to celebrate her life and to pay respect to the young girl.
— charlette (@iBiebsCouture) July 16, 2013
4. Other Celebrities Have Been Touched By Talia
#RipTalia ❤️ I am sending love to all of her friends and family. What a true inspiration. I will never forget her.
— Rachel Crow (@iamrachelcrow) July 16, 2013
Those who've followed Talia's story and sympathize with her situation, have sent well wishes as well as even care packages while she was still alive in the hospital. New Media Rockstars said that Bruno Mars and Kendall and Kylie Jenner all sent Talia packages while she was sick.
5. Talia is Most Known for Her Beauty Tips on YouTube
Talia joined YouTube in 2011 and loaded her channel up with tutorials on makeup and beauty in addition to videos documenting her struggles with cancer.
Check out one of Talia's videos on the "Fall Smokey Eye" below.