YouTube Star Emily Hartridge's Boyfriend Breaks Down While Reacting to Her Untimely Death
By Desiree Murphy
Emily Hartridge's loved ones as well as the YouTube community is showing their support for her following her tragic death.
Shortly after news broke over the weekend that Hartridge died on Friday, reportedly in a traffic collision involving her electric scooter and a truck, social media erupted with heartfelt messages dedicated to the popular YouTube star. Hartridge's boyfriend, Jacob Hazell, also shared a heartbreaking video on Instagram to thank her fans for their messages of support, and to share that he was doing OK after her death.
"Emily was the person who encouraged me to talk about how I was feeling. .... I love Emily and I really appreciate all your support," he said, shedding tears. "Thank you."
Jaack Maate was also one of the first to post, writing, "We were supposed to make a video together a while back, but never locked it in. I can't claim to have been super close to @emilyhartridge but you were always so f**king polite and lovely. Oh how life can be so fragile. Rest in peace mate. So, so tragic. #RIPEmily."
Spencer Owen, who worked with Hartridge multiple times over the years, shared similar sentiments. "Devasted to hear about the tragic death of @emilyhartridge," he tweeted. "Emily was constantly spreading positivity. Apparently she was struck by a lorry whilst driving an e-scooter. Horrible news. Rest in peace.."
"Emily had her own battles with mental health which she never shied away from talking about on social media. She was winning these battles after discovering a deep love for exercise so this is especially tragic in that regard," he continued. "I hope her fans will remember her positivity.
Devasted to hear about the tragic death of @emilyhartridge. I had the pleasure of working with Emily multiple times over the years. Emily was constantly spreading positivity. Apparently she was struck by a lorry whilst driving an e-scooter. Horrible news 😪
Laura Whitmore also chimed in, with a tweet that read, "I've just heard the devastating news about Emily Hartridge. We met doing Pick Me MTV 11 years ago and she was not just the most beautiful stunning girl ( when I saw her I remember thinking wow thats a lot of pretty) but also so fun and full of energy. Love to her family. RIP."
I’ve just heard the devastating news about Emily Hartridge. We met doing Pick Me MTV 11 years ago and she was not just the most beautiful stunning girl ( when I saw her I remember thinking wow thats a lot of pretty) but also so fun and full of energy. Love to her family. RIP 💔
Yesterday my whole road was blocked off with police tape due to a road incident, I walked past the scene and thought hope the person’s ok... turns out the person wasn’t okay. My friend is dead and now I feel completely sick. Rest in peace Emily hartridge, I’m in fucking bits. pic.twitter.com/M8Ep2GJs36
I’ve just heard the utterly deversating news about @emilyhartridge having worked with her a number of times over the years I find it almost impossible to believe that she is gone. Sending all the supportive vibes to Em’s family and friends. Devastating 💔
I’m really struggling to comprehend the sudden passing of my friend @emilyhartridge. She was a radiant light who always found a reason to laugh. My thoughts are with her friends & family. Hug someone you love today.
Really sad to hear the news about Emily Hartridge. She was such a top girl, so talented and a heart of gold. Just makes you remember to live every day like your last. Thinking of her close friends and family with this tragic news. RIP Emily x
Deeply saddened to see this on Instagram. I met @emilyhartridge on a train 5 years ago, and by the end of the journey we’d shared all sorts of things about our mental health and insomnia. She was funny, kind, and open-hearted. My deepest sympathies to the Hartridge family 💔 pic.twitter.com/NTuoXW9puV
As ET previously reported, the news of Hartridge's tragic death was announced in a post to her fans shared to her Instagram page on Saturday.
"This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you all at once," the statement read. "Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits and she will never be forgotten."
The statement continued, "She has touched so many lives it's hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person."