The YouTube star, real name Ethan Peters, was just 17 years old.
The Texan, famous for his flamboyant makeover video, was found dead in bed by his father, Gerald Peters, at 11 a.m. Sunday, the father confirmed to Fox News.
While there has been no official cause of death, his father told Fox that he was certain it was an overdose – accusing him of “canceling the culture” that he “weighed heavily on his heart.”
“He wanted nothing but to inspire, to make people laugh and to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in our world for all young people,” Dad said. “He was a kind soul who accepted everyone for who they were.”
Fellow influential Ava Lewis shared a stream of posts about her best friend’s ongoing battle with drug addiction – insisting that it was a small dose of the pain medication Percocet that eventually killed her.
“2 pamphlets killed my best friend. Only 2, ”he wrote in a Series of tweets Mourning “My best friend in the whole world, my twin flame… .. there is only one person for me when I had none.”
Lewis said her friend “turned to drugs at such a young age due to pressure to become famous online.”
“I have had to separate Ethan in recent weeks and talk to him about his use. Everyone close to him was scared, ”he said.
“I just wish I tried F King, I wish F King I screamed at him and I wish I would.” Not a single shot he could pop,” She wrote.
“Ethan told me a week ago that he wanted help … I wish I would have forced him, I wish I would have shouted at him. I want the king to wish me not to fire him in front of me. This pain is insane.” is, ” She wrote, “A good f-king person” to him, who “did not deserve to die.”
“Ethan had an addiction and the addiction should not be ashamed. I am openly discussing the cause of his death to save the next child, ”she said.
“He was so bright and so smart. He needed to live. He was more than his demons and you are everyone. Please take help, ” he said, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline Number Sharing: 1-800-662-4357.
Peters began her YouTube career in April 2017 and by 2019 had more than 500,000 followers on Instagram and over 140,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Prior to that, he created a successful mem account, Betch, which sold 1.3 million followers, before he sold it for $ 25,000 at just 13 years old.
In a 2019 interview, she said, “When I saw all these boys become beauty gurus and this inspired me to start a new chapter in social media, all I wanted was my face to be recognized.”
He had his last Instagram post the day before he was found dead, and included a throwback photo and was taunted beforehand.
Peters said he did not immediately respond to requests for comment, people said.