Hairstylist and makeup artist to the stars, Dariel Pulliam, passed away Tuesday morning.
The 29-year-old had been hospitalized for a few weeks. Details are still forthcoming, but it’s believed that Dariel died from complications involving fluid in his lungs.
The stylist was often seen with his most famous Atlanta-area clients, including Neffe Pugh, Keyshia Cole’s sister and star of BET’s “Frankie & Neffe” reality show.
“I’m hurting” Neffe said. “I’ve been with him from the beginning of his career all the way to the end.”
S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown said she just spent time with Dariel in February at the Bronner Bros. hair show.
Although his career was just taking off, Dariel had already made a significant impact on fashion and society in Atlanta.
Kandi Burruss of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” tweeted, “That hurts my heart… I was just thinking about him yesterday! He will be missed by many.”
Tionna Smalls of “What Chilli Wants” fame also shared her emotions via Twitter. “My life is distraught. My friend, make up artist, atl hairstylist (what chilli wants 2) Dariel Pulliam (@darielloves) has passed. May he RIP,” she wrote.
His website describes Dariel as “a young man who understands his direction. Humbled by his faith and motivated by his talents.”
Dariel’s family appreciates all the condolences and prayers, but they need a little help paying for his memorial service. They ask that donations be sent to:
P.O. Box 47001
Windsor Mills, MD 21244
PayPal users can also contribute by sending donations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s no word on when Dariel will be laid to rest at this time.
– Tracy L. Scott
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