YouTube Star and Covergirl Talia Castellano Dies At Age 13
Another young soul has left the earth to soon. YouTube sensation and aspiring make-up artist, 13 year-old Talia Castellano passed away today, just a few weeks shy of her 14th birthday, after spending the last weeks of her life hospitalized due to cancer treatments. Talia, a Florida native, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, at age 7 and underwent various types of therapies and treatments. After appearing on Ellen in October 2012, it was announced that she had been named an honorary CoverGirl.
Talia's battle with cancer has inspired many and her myriad of YouTube followers are a testament to this. Fellow CoverGirl Ellen DeGeneres tweeted eariler:
This year I met a very special girl, and today we lost her. Sending my heart to Talia's family. I'm so sad.
Talia had found out her cancer had spread to her bone marrow in August of last year and was quoted as saying:
The journey of having cancer has been amazing, but every journey has to have an end.
Your journey has inspired us all. You will be missed. R.I.P. Talia Joy Castellano (August 18, 1999 - July 16, 2013).