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Mel Thompson dead: YouTube star dies aged 35 with husband leading emotional tributes


Popular YouTube star Mel Thompson has died at the age of 35, with he husband saying in a heartfelt message ‘I wish I had her back’

YouTube star Mel Thompson
YouTube star Mel Thompson has died at the age of 35

YouTube star Mel Thompson has died at the age of 35.

The vlogger, who had almost 170,000 subscribers to her makeup channel on the platform, died on Sunday.

Her husband confirmed her death on Monday, although the cause of death was not immediately made public.

He posted a touching tribute to his wife on her Instagram page alongside a selection of pictures of the pair and their family

He wrote: “Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to just choose 10 photos. We lost a beautiful person.

“I just wanted to show the smiles she brought. I’ve had to answer so many texts of people just checking in on her without even knowing of her passing. It’s great to see how loved she was.

“And she loved all you right back. I’ll continue to love her and miss her forever. She was such a pillar for our family. The kids would talk to her non stop and she was constantly talking with them and trying to help them with their stuff.”








Mel Thompson’s death was confirmed by her husband on Monday
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The YouTube star had almost 170,000 subscribers to her channel
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He continued: “And no matter how bad she felt, she would still rub my back when I came and jumped on the bed next to her while she was working tirelessly to put out content.

“Everybody knows how talented she was as an artist and with her helpful knowledge, but those closest to her know how truly wonderful she was. She would have done anything to help anyone without a second thought.”

He ended the emotional message by saying: “I wish I had her back.”





As news of her death broke on social media, fellow makeup artists paid tribute to her and remembered her for her artistry and character with sweet comments.

Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge commented on the post: “I’m so deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family…. truly heartbreaking. Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful.”

Nikkia Joy wrote: “I am in utter shock. This is the most heart breaking news. I am so so sorry for your loss, the world will not be the same without Mel.”

And Fumi Desalu said: “I’m in absolute SHOCK!!!!!!! Pls tell me this isn’t true!!!!!!!!!! RIP my beautiful Mel.”








Fellow YouTubers and makeup artists wrote messages of condolence
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Mel Thompson said being mum to her four kids was ‘rewarding’
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She followed up her comment with a string of broken heart emojis.

In 2020, Mel opened up about her she never planned to have kids, but “wouldn’t trade places with anyone” after giving birth to four children.

In a post in May last year, she said: “I grew up always saying I would never have kids. Here I am today with 4 and I wouldn’t trade places with anyone. I’m so grateful to have such amazing kids and an amazing family.

“Being a mom is both rewarding and extremely frustrating at times but ALWAYS more rewarding. To my babies, (you’ll always be babies to me) I love you with all my heart.”


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