Katy Perry's Moving Goodbye to Celebrity Make Up Artist Jake Bailey After Apparent Suicide

Katy Perry Writes Tribute on Instagram to Make Up Artist Jake Bailey
Courtesy Katy Perry

updated 10/25/2015 AT 09:15 AM EDT

originally published 10/24/2015 AT 06:50 PM EDT

Katy Perry added her well-wishes late Friday night to those of many other celebrities who paid tribute to celebrity make up artist Jake Bailey after his death on Friday.

"Jake- My sweet, sensitive soul," Perry wrote on Instagram. "What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together. We conquered the world's biggest stages, together."

She continued, "I know you felt life so intensely and it created this incredible artistic passion in you that came out in everything you touched, from the amazing images you took to the ways you painted your muses, highlighting the beauty in everyone. You had the most otherworldly eye for detail."

Perry attributed her signature "look" to Bailey and shared intimate details of their special bond.



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"We always confided in each other, rallied each other at our lows and pushed each other to be our best. We never got comfortable and I know that was why we did the best work together," the "Roar" singer wrote. "I know sometimes it was hard to find consistent happiness on this earth, I understand you in that way. I want you to know now finally and forevermore that I appreciate you and all the lessons we traded each other in this life. I love you. No more work, no more searching, you are finally at peace."

She finished her heartfelt tribute with, "Every time I sit in that chair we shared, just know, no one holds a brush to you, friend. Be free now."

Jake- My sweet, sensitive soul. What a wonderful journey and friendship we had together. What beautiful art we created together. We conquered the worlds biggest stages, together. I know you felt life so intensely and it created this incredible artistic passion in you that came out in everything you touched, from the amazing images you took to the ways you painted your muses, highlighting the beauty in everyone. You had the most otherworldly eye to detail... we would laugh about how you could take a nap in that eyelid crease you created (cause it was so deep) or Jake's 45 minute eyes... Which was such a precise lash that even Bambi couldn't rival. You essentially created my "look" ever since we met on the music video for Hot and Cold. We always confided in each other, rallied each other at our lows and pushed each other to be our best. We never got comfortable and I know that was why we did the best work together. My favorite moments of recent times is when we would meditate together during breaks on different jobs...tune all the noise out, forget about hollywood and the chaos that surrounds it, and look for a slice of peace, 20 minutes at a time. I know sometimes it was hard to find consistent happiness here on this earth, I understand you in that way. I want you to know now finally and forevermore that I appreciate you and all the lessons we traded each other in this life. I love you. No more work, no more searching, you are finally at peace. Every time I sit in that chair we shared, just know, no one holds a brush to you, friend. Be free now. My prayers are with the Bailey family.

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Bailey, 37, was found in his home Friday morning, dead from a suspected suicide. His autopsy has yet to be completed by the L.A. County Coroner's Office.

Several more of Bailey's celebrity clients posted messages in honor of Bailey on Friday, including Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, Octavia Spencer, Paris Hilton and Emmy Rossum.
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