Mel Thompson death latest – YouTuber from Smithville, Tennessee passed away, Instagram post reveals, as fans pay tribute

YOUTUBER Mel Thompson from from Smithville, Tennessee, died on Sunday, her husband confirmed as fans paid tribute to the beloved beauty vlogger.

Puffin Thompson announced the news in an emotional post and called the 35-year-old "a pillar for our family."

He wrote in a heartbreaking post: "Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to just choose 10 photos. We lost a beautiful person. It’s great to see how loved she was. And she loved all you right back."

"This is such heartbreaking news. Mel was such a wonderful person. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss," commented professional makeup artist Robert Welsh, while YouTuber Nikkia Joy wrote: "I am in utter shock."

Mel had 169,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she posted reviews of popular makeup brands and tutorials for specific looks.

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    COMMENT SECTION OF FINAL VIDEO

    The YouTube comments section is filled with memories and missives from longtime fans.

    “Shook. Devastated. Heartbroken,” said one YouTube user.

    “Mel was one of the first you tubers I got into when I first became interested in makeup a couple years ago. Such a kind soul.”

    “I just had to come back and see her smiling and doing her thing,” wrote another viewer.

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    MEL HONORING HER CHILDREN

    In May, Mel had posted a Mother's Day message honoring her four children.

    "I grew up always saying I would never have kids," the beauty influencer wrote.

    "Here I am today with 4 and I wouldn’t trade places with anyone."

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    MORE TRIBUTES

    Wayne Goss, another well-known beauty vlogger with almost four million subscribers, also expressed condolences in the comments of the post.

    "So so so sorry," wrote Goss, adorning his comment with several heart emojis.

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    TRIBUTES FROM BEAUTY COMMUNITY

    "I’m so deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family …. truly heartbreaking," wrote Lisa Eldridge, a professional makeup artist whose work has graced the covers of countless fashion magazines and whose makeup line is a celebrity favorite.

    "Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful xxxxxx," Lisa signed off.

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    10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    On their ten-year anniversary, she posted a photo of him which she captioned: "Happy 10 Years, Puffin!!!! I promise to spend the next 10 loving you more and more each day AND never will I ever stop sneaking photos of you I love you, Puffin."

    He has even appeared in one of the makeup artist's YouTube videos titled "OMG!!! PUFFIN applies Puffin Lipstick!!!!" which has over 29,000 views.

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    WHO IS MEL THOMPSON'S HUSBAND?

    Puffin Thompson is the husband of the popular YouTuber Mel Thompson.

    His Instagram bio reads: "Father, husband, mechanic, motorcycle rider. If lost please return to @Mel.thomp."

    The vlogger would often share snaps of her husband with her 58,000 Instagram followers.

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    HUSBAND'S TRIBUTE 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. I wish I had her back."

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    HUSBAND'S TRIBUTE

    Her husband announced the news of her passing in a tragic post on Instagram.

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

    "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.

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    CAUSE OF DEATH

    The beauty vlogger's cause of death has not been confirmed.

    On her last video someone commented that the make=up artist had been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which affects skin, joints, and blood vessels.

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    LAST VIDEO

    The mom-of-four shared her last video on September, 24, 2021, where she collaborated with fellow beauty blogger, Wayne Goss.

    She said cheerily at the end of the review: "I will see you all in my next video.”

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    LAST INSTA POST

    Her last Instagram post was a simple selfie captioned “HAPPY MONDAY, BEAUTIES,” just one week before her death.

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    WHO WAS MEL THOMPSON?

    Mel Thompson was a popular beauty vlogger with over 170,000 subscribers.

    She would post reviews of popular make-up brands and make=up tutorials on her YouTube channel

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