Katy Perry Reacts To Jake Bailey’s Death, Shares Tribute To Makeup Artist (PICS)
Katy Perry is reacting to the death of Jake Bailey by sharing a loving tribute to her longtime makeup artist.
As Gossip Cop reported, Bailey was found dead at his home on Friday after a suspected suicide. He had built a successful career working with a number of top celebrities, including Selena Gomez. One of his other big clients was Perry.
While a number of stars took to Twitter and Instagram after the news broke to share quick mourning posts, Perry penned a lengthy message to her close friend and collaborator in the early morning hours of Saturday. Addressing her Instagram post to Bailey himself, the pop star began, “My sweet, sensitive soul. 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,” continued Perry. “You had the most otherworldly eye to detail… 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.”
The singer went on to recall, “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.” She continued:
“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. 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.”
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.” Accompanying the beautiful tribute was a series of photos showing the star and Bailey together. See below.