YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley, who rose to fame as a member of the video blogging Bratayley family, has died at the age of 13.
Caleb’s mother Annie first made the announcement via her official Instagram account. “Yesterday at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes. This has come as a shock to all of us. Words cannot describe how much we will miss him,” she wrote.
“His incredibly funny, loving and wonderful spirit made us all fall in love with him as a YouTuber, friend, brother and son,” she continued. “We know you tune in to watch each day and eagerly anticipate new videos, but ask that you bear with us while we deal with this tragedy as a family. Please help us honor our baked potato.”
The family also posted a video (below) of Caleb from the day before he died speaking to his future self. A message appears at the end of the video which reads, “Unfortunately Caleb passed away the day after we made this video. He will never get to meet his future self. None of us will and we are very sad because he would have been great. Please kiss your kids and tell them you love them every day. You never know what day will be their last.”
The family came into the public eye in 2010, when Annie began posting daily vlogs about her children, including Caleb and his younger sisters Annie and Haley. At the time of this publishing, the family’s YouTube channel has over 1.6 million subscribers.
Caleb also had his own channel, FlimsyArrow, on which he posted videos about playing the video game Minecraft. That channel has over 113,000 subscribers.