Who was Beth Kirby aka Local Milk? Late blogger mourned by fans and friends

Shania Wilson March 31, 2022
Who was Beth Kirby aka Local Milk? Late blogger mourned by fans and friends


Blogger Beth Kirby, better known as Local Milk, has sadly passed away, her husband has confirmed.

Kirby started the Local Milk blog as a way to share recipes, her experience with motherhood, and travel tips.

In the last couple of years, Beth had stepped away from her online outlet and shied away from the public eye. In latest news, it has been announced that the blogger has died.

Here’s what we know.

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Who was Beth Kirby aka Local Milk?

Beth Kirby, real name Elizabeth Evelyn, was a blogger, photographer, and recipe developer.

Growing up in Tennessee, Kirby went on to study philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans before relocating back to Tennessee.

During her teenage years, Beth found a passion for cooking, which stemmed from her grandmother’s love of food. The blogger’s new found talent would later be fundamental in the success of her career.

After another move and another relocation back to Tennessee, Kirby settled down with her husband, Matthew, and created her blog, Local Milk.

Beth’s blog served as an opportunity to share her recipes, travel tips, lifestyle ideas and, later in life, her experience with motherhood.

The blogger also developed a love for photography and often posted her work on her Instagram account, which boasts over 600k followers.

In 2020, however, Kirby took a step back from her blogging career and took to Instagram to share her absence.

“Please know, I needed to say *something* just as much as I need to not say *everything* right now because I’m sure people have noticed my silence but I need time to process,” she wrote.

“My life is in the process of evolving, being reborn. And labor is painful. And messy. And kinda undignified sometimes. But I know with every ounce of my heart that what is waiting on the other side is amazing. And I can’t wait to share it with you.”

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Local Milk blogger has sadly passed away

In latest news, following her absence on the Local Milk blog, Beth Kirby’s husband has announced her passing.

Matthew asked for privacy for himself and his daughter, Eula, whom he shared with Beth. He wrote: “This morning @bethkirby passed away.

“I traveled the world with her, I fell in love with her, I watched in amazement as she blindly advanced into seemly limitless success, but most of all, she gave me the greatest gift I’ve ever been given, our little girl Eulalie…

“Anyone who knew her or had followed her for a while knows of her struggle with mental illness; she was open about it, she didn’t try to hide from it. Her struggle was not unlike so many other brilliant minds whom we’ve lost too early. She was a beautiful mind.”

Read the full statement below:

Fans and friends pay tribute to late blogger and photographer

Amid the sad news of Beth Kirby’s death, fans and friends have taken to social media to pay tribute.

Photographer Tifforelie took to Instagram to share a photograph of Beth, writing: “You were one of my best friends I’ve ever had and I love you much. I miss you sistor (sic). This was too soon.”

Another of the blogger’s friends also confirmed Beth Kirby’s death, announcing: “One of my best friends left us last night, @bethkirby is gone from this plane… Here’s to you. Your life. And the legacy that you leave behind.”

Somebody else commented: “Thank you for being my teacher and inspiration. We will miss you forever.”

Another took to Instagram: “Rest in peace Beth. I hope you knew how admired and loved you were. You positively influenced so many people here online.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Beth Kirby at this difficult time.

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.