YouTuber Jeffree Star, a well known makeup artist and internet celebrity, donated $20K toward funeral services for recently killed 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, who was found deceased previous weekend in Michigan.
A GoFundMe page was set up by Bacon’s sister to help with his funeral expenses.
Star found out about Bacon after a woman known as Chels on Twitter tagged him in a post explaining, “This man was found murdered after a Grindr meet up in Michigan on Christmas Eve. I saw it on Facebook and noticed he had several #jeffreestar tattoos. I wanted you to see this and all of us can keep his friends and family in our thoughts.”
After that post Jefree shared the GoFundMe page on his Twitter account saying he was “devastated to hear of the passing of someone from Michigan who lived their life fearlessly and was taken too soon.”
RIP KEVIN 😥 I’m devastated to hear of the passing of someone from Michigan who lived their life fearlessly and was taken too soon 💔 Please help his family in this horrible time: https://t.co/4sRUjumxtl #StarFamily https://t.co/FjVAxaaJgj— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) December 29, 2019
But soon after Star shared the GoFundme page he decided to also donate $20,000 and this was noticed by numerous fans.
The fact that @JeffreeStar donated the amount that they needed is what makes me love him so much 😭🖤 pic.twitter.com/Vah224Osni— LightningLover (NEVER MET TAY) (@enGAYgedLover) December 29, 2019
Kevin Bacon, from Swartz Creek, went missing on Christmas Eve after he went to meet a man he met on Grindr, a dating app, according to MLive.
Bacon’s body was found Saturday at a home in Bennington Township.
In another twist, actor Kevin Bacon, sent condolences to same-name victim stating:“For obvious reasons I’m thinking this morning about the friends and Family of this young person Kevin Bacon.”
All in all, it’s a sad but a feel-good story of a person using the power of Twitter to reach out to the right person at the right time.