Laney Chantal, an esteemed makeup artist and a past contestant on Face Off, passed away on Sunday at the age of 33. Her family verified the news in a public obituary, confirming that Chantal was discovered dead on October 31 as a result of an accidental drug overdose. Her death was discovered on October 31.
After competing on Face-Off in 2013, the make-up artist skyrocketed to the top of the industry. Her close circle of friends and colleagues in the arts are lamenting her passing and expressing their disbelief over the terrible news. Continue reading to learn more about Chantal’s life and how she got where she is today.
Make-Up Artist Laney Chantal Dies of Drug Overdose
Her family has stated that they believe Chantal passed away as a result of an accidental drug overdose. It was rumoured that she had been dealing with challenges related to her mental health during the past few years, specifically that she was battling bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
She had begun a GoFundMe campaign back in 2015 with the intention of raising funds to pay for her membership in a sober living community. She had explained at the time that she felt the need for further support by saying things like, “I know that my life has gotten unmanageable and even with the help of my out patient rehab, I still feel like I need extra support.” However, she was only able to raise $1,661 out of the desired amount of $4,000.
The family of the make-up artist has decided to honour her memory by holding a charity event in her honour. All of the money raised will be donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, which is a charitable organisation that supports research into mental health.
Friends and Colleagues Mourn Laney’s Death
Gabriella Accarino, another artist who worked alongside Laney, penned a touching eulogy for her colleague and friend and said, “Laney was more than a close friend. She was my sister and my soulmate all rolled into one. She had a great spirit that was sincere, sensitive, talented, and talented. We were able to have a conversation while never actually speaking to one another. It was the deepest connection I had ever experienced with another person.
The world is a better place thanks to Laney’s contributions to art and her spirit, which are both irreplaceable. The last thing I remember doing with her was going four-wheeling in Michigan until the sun went down. You were a wonderful person who was loved by a large number of people and you deserved the best. You have irrevocably altered the course of my life and instructed me in the meaning of unconditional love,” she continued.
Jeordie, who is no longer married to Laney, also shared his anguish in a letter and said, “There are no words to explain the agony I’m suffering and far too many to convey the joy that you’ve brought into a gloomy world.” I am saddened by your unexpected passing; nevertheless, if sorrow is the price we must pay for the love and happiness that we once enjoyed, then I am willing to endure this suffering.
Laney Chantal Appeared in Face Off Season 5
Alaina Chantal Parkhurst was the one who gave birth to Laney on February 20th, 1989. She spent her childhood at Manitou Beach and then relocated to Los Angeles after completing her high schooling there. 2010 marked the year that she received her diploma from the Cinema Make-Up School, where she had studied fabrication, prosthetic make-up, and sculpting.
After that, Laney began collaborating with famous people in order to produce a variety of make-up looks and unique effects, including masks for Halloween. She had roles in a number of movies as well as music videos. In 2013, she made an appearance on the Face Off program’s fifth season. She was successful in making it all the way to the finals of the reality programme, but she ultimately made the decision to leave because she was “no longer having fun.”
“I had the feeling that I had accomplished what it was that I had gone there to do. On this show, I created some of the most memorable looks I’ve ever made with makeup. Chantal had claimed when she exited the show, “As a major fan of the show, I didn’t know I was going to be up against the veterans.”