Beauty vlogger, internet star Ethanisupreme dies at 17

Ethan Peters, a.k.a. Ethanisupreme. Image: screengrab from Instagram/@ethanissupreme

Teenage internet star Ethan Peters, more famously known as Ethanisupreme, has died of a suspected drug overdose at the age of 17.

Peters, famous for his beauty videos on YouTube, was found dead in his bedroom by his father, Gerald Peters, on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 6, as per Fox News on the same day.

The father confirmed Peters’ passing to the news outlet and stated that he is certain his son died of an overdose, although no official ruling has been made public, as of writing.

Gerald, who found his son’s body at around 11 a.m., said that he was still able to talk to him at around 10 p.m. the night before. Specific details have yet to be disclosed but the father noted that “cancel culture” has “weighed heavy” on Peters’ heart.

“He wanted nothing but to inspire, make people laugh and push the boundaries of what is acceptable in our world for all young people,” Gerald was quoted as saying.

“He was [a] kind soul, who accepted everyone for who they were,” the father added.

Peters began making makeup and fashion videos on YouTube back in 2017 and was able to gain over 140,000 subscribers in around three years.

Fellow internet star and best friend Ava Louise meanwhile paid tribute to her friend via Instagram, also on Sept. 6, noting that Peters inspired her when she was alone and struggling back then.

“We had our last FaceTime call last night and I am so so so sorry I cut it short. I can’t breathe. This is the worst pain I ever felt. [I’ve] lost friends but never a best friend,” she lamented.

“Ethan saw me through my lows and celebrated my highs with me. He was so much

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George, Leonard lead Clippers to win over Nuggets; lead series 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kawhi Leonard blocked a dunk at the rim with one finger. It was part of a defensive effort that deserved a big hand for propelling the Los Angeles Clippers down the stretch.

Paul George scored 32 points, Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the dynamic duo helped the Clippers rally for a 113-107 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series Monday night.

Leonard did a little bit of everything as he grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out six assists. He also had two blocks, including one late on a dunk attempt by Jamal Murray at the rim. Leonard’s middle finger appeared to get just enough of the ball to keep it out of the basket.

“I didn’t know it was one finger. It was a heck of a play. It was impressive,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I didn’t even know where he came from. It was a heck of a play.”

Los Angeles takes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Wednesday.

With his team trailing 97-90 early in the fourth quarter, Rivers called a timeout to calm down the Clippers. Fueled by defence, Los Angeles went on a 14-4 run to take a 104-101 lead. The Clippers wouldn’t trail again.

“The game came down to one of the two teams was going to play some defence,” Rivers said. “For 3 1/2 quarters both teams were basically scoring. In the last six minutes it was our defence.

“We had our lapses. There’s no doubt about that. But overall, when we locked in we were really good.”

Lou Williams all but sealed the win with a driving layup that extended the lead to six with 2:04 left. George turned in a

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Canadians Auger-Aliassime, Pospisil ousted in fourth round of US Open

NEW YORK — Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime saw his run at the U.S. Open end with a tough loss in straight sets Monday, but he hopes his performance on one of tennis’ biggest stages can help inspire other young Canadians.

The 20 year old battled No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria to a tiebreak in the first set of the round of 16 match on Monday. But he struggled in the second and third sets, committing 51 unforced errors in the 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1 loss.

“I was able to come back well in the first, gave myself a chance to maybe win the first and then, you know, I missed at the important moments,” Auger-Aliassime told reporters after the match.

Thiem broke Auger-Aliassime five times in three sets.

“I feel like that really gave him confidence and hurt me more than it did anything,” the Canadian said. “Then from that, it was just tough. He was playing good, heavy, and I was just playing worse and worse.”

Auger-Aliassime came into the tournament as the No. 15 seed and is the first player born in the 2000s to make the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

He beat three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in the second round.

There are a lot of positives to take from the first three matches, Auger-Aliassime said.

“I will try to see what I can learn and see what I can improve from this loss in particular, and I think I’ll focus on the good things that also happened this week and go from there,” he said.

Canadians have performed well at this year’s U.S. Open. Auger-Aliassime was one of a record three Canadian men to reach the round of 16.

“I hope it inspires kids from our country, from our respective provinces and cities,

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