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Vanessa Reece 1975 – 2012

February 6, 2012
Vanessa Reece

Vanessa Reece (10th March 1975 – 5th February 2012)

Today I heard that my dear friend Vanessa has died.

One of the most talented make-up artists I have ever worked with, she never failed to make a model feel at ease and full of confidence.

And behind the scenes, her positivity was always doing the same for me.

Vanessa had been ill and talked openly online about her recent experiences of memory loss and being hospitalised with an undiagnosed condition, though only this week she’d received encouraging results from her latest brain scan and was looking forward to coming off her medication in time for a birthday drink.

This news has come only three days after the sudden death of my Dad, and it’s fair to say that these few words have taken some stringing together.

My thoughts are with Vanessa’s lovely Granny and my heart goes out to her 15-year-old son, Louis.

I feel privileged and proud to have counted V as one of my closest friends. I will really, really miss her.

RS x

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2012 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear this Rachel. Such sad news not only about your lovely friend but also your dad. It sounds like you are having a real tough time just lately and my thoughts are with you. Lydia xx

  2. February 7, 2012 5:27 pm

    Beautiful words Rach

  3. February 16, 2012 5:58 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Vanessa passing away. I’m sending my condolences to you and her family. I remember watching Vanessa’s video’s on youtube and often chatted to her on youtube. Infact I just came across her one of video’s tonight about her talking about a recent illness. I’m so sorry for your loss and please know that she was very loved in the youtube community. I’m really saddened by the news. She was ever so kind, caring and I loved listening to her talk in her video’s.


  4. Kim Street permalink
    February 28, 2012 2:02 pm

    Rachel, I only just saw this and I’m so sorry to hear this. I don’t have the words.
    V was such a wonderful soul and I am very grateful I got to meet her.
    I’m so, so sorry.
    Kim x

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