Honorary CoverGirl/Youtube Sensatation Talia Castellano [ TaliaJoy18 ] Dies At 13

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Talia Castellano, the makeup guru, Youtube sensation, and honorary CoverGirl loses her battle with Cancer at the young age of 13. Talia always remained positive even through all the pain. She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2007 and Preluekemia in 2012. The beautiful butterfly refused to be negative about her battle; instead she decided to inspire people. Watch her last youtube video below:

 

“It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at  [July 16, 2013] 11:22am,” her official Facebook page announced this morning. “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.”

“I’ve always been a really bubbly girl, and my mom always tells me to think about the positive,” she told PEOPLE in 2012. “Even though cancer is a negative, horrible thing, there are positives. For people to see that there are kids that get cancer… it’s just a true fact. Me putting a face on it makes a difference.”

The fashion-obsessed Florida girl drew fans around the world, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Last September Talia appeared on Ellen, where the host welcomed her to the CoverGirl family.

“How do you stay so positive?” DeGeneres asked Talia, whose cancer treatment options, including a bone marrow transplant, were then running low.

“When people ask me that, I’m just, ‘What do you want me to do? Be depressed?” said Talia, whose motto was that of Finding Nemo‘s Dory, voiced by DeGeneres in the film: “Just keep swimming.”

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Her older sister Mattia posted this message on Talia’s channel late Tuesday night.