Niall Horan, Gaga and more pay tribute to celebrity photographer Matt Irwin who has died age 36
Published 07/05/2016 | 11:08
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".
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."
Details of Matt's death have not been released.
I just don't want to believe he's gone. He literally took my pics 3 months ago after I specifically REQUESTED him!!! Always made me so happy on set. Always so loving & sweet & optimistic. This is so surreal. He was just so unbelievably TALENTED!!!! God bless his family. Rest in peace my love. #RIPMattIrwin