Kristin Ess‘Famous customers gather around her after the tragic death of her younger brother.
On Friday, September 24, the award-winning hairstylist confirmed Nick lost his battle with COVID-19, a heartbreaking conclusion to a story that also includes the birth of his first child. Five days ago, Ess said the 32-year-old was placed on a ventilator the same morning his son was born. Nick could only see him on FaceTime before he was intubated.
“My brother is gone and my heart feels empty,” Ess wrote on Instagram, adding: “I hate this virus so much. I hate how it robs people of their lives without a pattern and no end in sight. . This kind, beautiful, hardworking, generous, compassionate man has been stolen from me, from his wife, his newborn, his family and his friends. We still had so many memories with him. “
She continued, “Nick is a legend who lived to be 32 years old and I will never stop wondering what he could have done in the next 32 years.”