Wednesday 26 April 2017

Niall Horan, Gaga and more pay tribute to celebrity photographer Matt Irwin who has died age 36

Niall Horan shared a pic of himself with Matt Irwin to Instagram
Niall Horan shared a pic of himself with Matt Irwin to Instagram
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Celebrity photographer Matt Irwin has died at the age of 36.

The British photographer snapped a host of celebrities including model/actress Cara Delevingne, X Factor host Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj.

His images were regularly spotted in glossy magazines from Vogue Spain to Elle UK.

Matt was good friends with One Direction star Niall Horan, who shared a photo of them together with the caption, "Rest well Matt.  Can't believe I'm writing this.  Incredible person."

One Direction fans were among a wealth of fans and celebrities who paid their respects via social media on Friday, with Lady Gaga posting a photo he took of the star to Instagram.

She captioned the ethereal image, "Matt Irwin you were such a talent.  I am devastated.  The world will miss u.  I will never forget this shoot together it was magical. #RIPMattIrwin".

rest well Matt . Can't believe im writing this . Incredible person . X

A photo posted by Niall horan (@niallhoran) on

Rita Ora also posted a selfie she had taken with Matt, saying, "So talented. #RIPMattIrwin".

Nicki Minaj posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “I just dont want to believe he’s gone

“Always made me so happy on set. Always so loving and sweet and optimistic. This so surreal. He was just so unbelievably talented."

Alexa Chung wrote, "Sorry to hear you left so soon. Will break out the summer shorts in your honour."

So talented. #RIPMattIrwin

A photo posted by Rita Ora (@ritaora) on

Details of Matt's death have not been released.

Sorry to hear you left so soon. Will break out the summer shorts in your honour.

A photo posted by Alexa (@chungalexa) on

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