Hair/Make-up extraordinaire Dariel D. Pulliam, Jr. passed away in the early morning hours of April 5, 2011.
I’ve encountered Dariel several times throughout the years and he’s even done my makeup a few times.
It’s always been a joy to be in his presence. There was never a dull moment and Dariel always had that big smile on his face.
Dariel was hospitalized recently and diagnosed with a Staph infection.
Many of his associates and even several of his close friends were unaware that he was even sick, so you can imagine our surprise when we heard the news of his death in the early morning hours yesterday.
Dariel was just out partying a few weeks ago, so news of his passing is devastating at best.
The friends who knew of his illness all say that Dariel was talking and texting as recently as a few days ago, so news of his death sent shock waves around the entertainment industry.
My heart and prayers go out to Dariel’s family. He will definitely be missed, but his spirit will live on in the many lives he touched…
R.I.P. Dariel… another sad reminder that life is way too short.