‘Face Off’ Laney Chantal dead at 33 after accidental overdose

Celebrity makeup artist and former reality TV star Laney Chantal died this week of an accidental drug overdose. She was 33 years old.

Chantal, real name Alaina Chantal Parkhurst, died Monday in Milford, Michigan, her family confirmed in a public obituary, writing that she had “battled various mental illnesses throughout her adult life.” .

A leading FX makeup artist and mask designer, Chantal came into the spotlight after appearing on the SyFy network’s competition show “Face Off” in 2013 for its fifth season. She voluntarily withdrew from the reality show, on special effects makeup artists, earning fifth place.

Chantal worked with several big stars after appearing on the show, including Bella Thorne and Marilyn Manson. She even created the ‘Head FX Makeup’ for rapper Lil Nas X for his controversial music video ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ in 2021, which won Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. .

Makeup artist Gabriella Accarino remembers Chantal as her “sister and kindred spirit.”

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Laney Chantal appeared on “Face Off” in 2013.

“She was a genuine, sensitive, talented and beautiful soul,” Accarino wrote. “Laney’s art and her spirit are irreplaceable, and she has made the world a better place. She was truly one of a kind.

According to her family, Chantal moved from Michigan to Los Angeles after graduating from high school in 2007 to attend Cinema Makeup School, where she earned certification to become a special effects makeup artist.

“Alaina put herself all together; body, mind and soul in his jobs, no matter how small,” his obituary said. “Her artistic ability and visions quickly set her apart from other artists in her field and her portfolio flourished.”

His family did not provide further details about his death other than that it was due to “an accidental drug overdose”.

Six months before her death, Chantal posted on Instagram a photo of a pink coffin being buried.

The Parkhurst family has asked for donations to be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, noting the struggles their daughter has had with mental health throughout her life.

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