13-Year-Old CoverGirl Talia Passes Away After 6-Year Battle With Cancer

Talia Joy Castellano’s YouTube make-up tutorials earned her a spot as the face of Covergirl last year. She passed away Tuesday.

1. Talia’s make-up tutorials became so popular that last year she was offered a chance to be the face of CoverGirl.

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2. It was announced Tuesday that she had passed away. Last year, she was diagnosed with both neuroblastoma and leukemia.

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3. Doctors had suggested Talia undergo a bone marrow transplant, but she ultimately decided to stop treatment and enjoy the time she had.

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4. Last fall, Ellen Degeneres brought Talia on her show.

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5. Ellen offered her condolences on Twitter upon hearing the news.

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This year I met a very special girl, and today we lost her. Sending my heart to Talia’s family. I’m so sad.

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6. She often cited Talia as an inspiration to her.

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7. For Talia, the feeling was mutual.

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8. Talia was 13-years-old.

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