Makeup & YouTube Star Talia Castellano Passes Away at 13

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Sad news: cancer-stricken Talia Joy Castellano, a huge beauty blogger and YouTube star, has passed away at the age of 13. She was an inspiration to many and an honorary Covergirl model. Her Facebook page, Angels for Talia, reported that the young girl "earned her wings" at 11:22 a.m. on Tuesday. 

“Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time,’’ the page reads. “God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were here with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl.”

Talia was diagnosed with cancer at seven, and started doing makeup tutorials on YouTube -- gaining more than 750,000 followers. The Orlando teen found out that her cancer had spread to her bone marrow in August of 2012.

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