On Friday, celebrity makeup artist and photographer Jake Bailey died at the age of 37 from an apparent suicide. Bailey worked closely with Katy Perry, and last night, the singer posted a heartfelt statement on Instagram honoring their friendship.
"What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together,” wrote Perry. "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...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."
Paris Hilton also shared her thoughts on Bailey’s passing: "He was such an amazing person, an incredibly talented makeup artist & friend. He was my makeup artist for the past 15 years...Heaven has a new angel."