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On Thursday, Eilish shared her devastation over the passing of two superfans, Skylar Davies and Kira Stanley. The star posted heartfelt tributes to both on Instagram.
“Rest easy beautiful girl,” Eilish wrote, along with a photo of her with Davies. “Sending every ounce of love I have to Skylar’s family and friends. My heart is shattered.”
According to a GoFundMe page set up in Davies’ honor, the young fan suddenly “collapsed, her heart stopped beating and she never regained consciousness.” Davies’ family is using the funds to help cover funeral expenses.
“Fuck. I don’t understand why is this all happening. I hate this. I don’t know how I’m only finding out now. You’re not here anymore. I love you so much Kira,” Eilish wrote, along with a photo of her and Stanley hugging.
Stanley’s Instagram page reveals the 18-year-old had been battling brain cancer.
Eilish’s fandom sent thoughts and prayers and expressed their own grief over the passing of one of their own.
“I didn’t know Skylar or Kira, but they were part of Billie’s fandom and that unites us and makes me hurt, rest in peace angels. Always in our hearts,” Twitter user @CabelloXSuarez wrote.
I didn't know Skylar or Kira, but they were part of Billie's fandom and that unites us and makes me hurt, rest in peace angels. Always in our hearts👼❤ pic.twitter.com/7GkPOSE0h4— guada 🛸 (@cabelloXsuarez) December 27, 2019
Another pleaded with fans to come together and support Eilish and their “family.”
“Today we lost two very special people who are one of us. Our family has hole missing which will never be able to be filled. We need to be their for Billie and each other. You need to put your differences aside. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kira’s and Skylar’s families,” Twitter user @billieillishuk wrote.
Today we lost two very special people who are one of us. Our family has hole missing which will never be able to be filled. We need to be their for Billie and each other. You need to put your differences aside.— _bellyachebillie_ (@billieilishuk) December 27, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kira's and Skylar's families. We pic.twitter.com/cFEZzbvb6R
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Tiffanie Drayton is a geek culture and lifestyle reporter whose work covers everything from gender and race to anime and Xbox. Her work has appeared in Complex, Salon, Marie Claire, Playboy, and elsewhere.