Talia Joy Castellano, the 13-year-old Youtube make-up sensation, sadly passed away on July 16th. You may know Talia from her appearances on The Ellen Show and from her role as an honorary make-up ambassador for brand Cover Girl.

 

Talia had been battling a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma for most of her young life.

She often said her love of make-up was what she used to distract herself from the cancer treatments.

 

Throughout her illness Talia always kept a very optimistic outlook, often saying “just keep swimming” a line from the animated movie Finding Nemo, which caught the eye of Ellen DeGenerous.

 

After a making an appearance on “The Ellen Show” and being named a Cover Girl, Talia’s Youtube subscribers soared to 770,000.

 

The last few months had been very difficult for Talia. In a recent video she commented, “It’s adding up. I’m not planning anything. I’d rather be in the hospital…”

 

Talia is an inspiration to so many people and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.