Stevie Ryan, 33, was found lifeless at her residence in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles on Saturday. Authorities confirmed the case as suicide by hanging but refused to give further details about her apparent death. According to USA Today, the YouTube star had been honest about her depression and even talked about her struggles in "Mentally Ch(ill)" podcast.

Prior to her death, the VH1 personality expressed her sadness over her grandfather's demise a few days ago. "The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams.

I'll miss you every day, forever. I love you my Pa," she wrote a day before she took her own life. The late actress even believed that her grandfather's demise will "send [her] into a deeper depression."

Entertainment industry mourns death of Ryan

Drake Bell could not believe what happened to his ex-girlfriend. The "Drake & Josh" actor, who admitted to dating the YouTube star, was emotional as he paid tribute to the late actress and former lover in a series of tweets on Monday. "No no no!!!! I can NOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!

Please wake me from this nightmare, Stevie Ryan! I loved you and will forever miss you," he wrote alongside a photo of him and the YouTube star.

In another post, the American actor said her death is "too much" and admitted that it "crushed" his heart.

Bell also retweeted his ex-girlfriend's "Little Loca" video with Perez Hilton in 2007. Internet sensation and songwriter Chris Crocker said he is "heartbroken" over Ryan's sudden death, Alison Rosen stated she was "shaken up" by the unfortunate news.

Matthew Lush, on the other hand, remembered the Caucasian by sharing one of her YouTube videos and labeled her as "innovator" and "true entertainer."

Ryan and her impersonations

The VH1 personality moved from California to Los Angeles to try her luck in the entertainment industry at the age of 19.

Ryan took commercial projects while producing her own videos she uploaded online. In fact, the late actress was discovered after she created a parody of a New Wave Entertainment program in 2010. She eventually signed with the network and came up with "Stevie TV" where the Caucasian impersonated pop culture personalities and phenomena.

The series was later picked up by VH1 which ran "Stevie TV" for two seasons before the program was canceled in 2014. Ryan is best known for her impersonations of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Amy Winehouse, Kristen Stewart, and more.

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