Celebrities mourn death of makeup artist Jake Bailey

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Makeup artist Jake Bailey, who has worked with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Karlie Kloss, died Friday at age 37.

His death drew tributes from starlets on his long client roster, including Paris Hilton and actress Emmy Rossum.

“So sad, shocked & devastated to hear about Jake Bailey. He was such an amazing person, an incredibly talented makeup artist and friend,” said Hilton, who described him as her makeup artist for the past 15 years. “We traveled the world together, worked on so many beautiful projects and shared so many memories. Will miss him so much.”

Rossum said she was “gutted” to hear about her friend’s death.

A friend found Bailey unresponsive in his Los Angeles home Friday morning, and he was pronounced dead soon after, said Ed Winter with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said. His death was reported a possible suicide by carbon monoxide; a full autopsy is pending, Winter said.

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Jake Bailey’s passing. He was an undeniable talent, a great friend, a loving son and brother, and our grief is shared with all those whose lives he’s touched,” said a statement from Starworks Artists, which represented Bailey.

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“He collaborated with some of the top photographers in the fashion and entertainment industries and was also a passionate photographer himself. Jake was a mentor to many, and his work will continue to inspire. He will be truly missed by those who knew him.”

Bailey’s work appeared in publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair and Allure. In addition to magazine spreads and cover shoots, he dolled up celebrities for music videos, commercials, shows and red carpet appearances.

Gomez and Perry were frequent muses. Bailey glammed up Perry for performances in the Super Bowl halftime show and the Grammys. He did Gomez’ makeup for various cover shoots, a Pantene ad campaign and her appearance in Taylor Swift’s music video, “Bad Blood.”

CNN’s Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.