YouTube Star Talia Castellano Dead After Losing Battle with Cancer

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Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old Youtube makeup guru, has died Tuesday after a 6-year battle with cancer. 

"Angels For Talia," the official Facebook page of the inspiring Youtuber, broke the sad news to Talia's fans on Tuesday, saying, "It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. 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. 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 her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl."

Talia Castellano of Orlando, Florida was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a tumor that develops from nerve tissue in infants and children, in 2007. A few years later, she started uploading videos to Youtube, where she talked about a range of topics including how she was coping with cancer and some makeup tips. Her channel has attracted over 740,000 subscribers and more than 45 million views as of posting time. 

Last year, Talia inspired thousands more after guesting on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where a CoverGirl poster of her was unveiled. 

The news about Talia's death have reached Ellen, who took to Twitter to express her sadness.

"This year I met a very special girl, and today we lost her," the TV host tweeted. "Sending my heart to Talia's family. I'm so sad." 

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