YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley dead at 13 due to natural causes

Caleb Logan bratayleyBratayley Family/YouTubeCaleb Logan Bratayley had his own YouTube channel for Minecraft with more than 113,000 followers.

Caleb Logan Bratayley, a member of the popular Bratayley family on YouTube, died at 13 years old of natural causes, his mother said on Instagram on Friday.

 She wrote:

“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. His incredibly funny, loving and wonderful spirit made us all fall in love with him as a YouTuber, friend, brother and son. 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 honour our, baked potato.”

Maker Studios, the Walt Disney Company that represented the Bratayley family, also released a statement on Friday.

The Bratayleys began posting “family friendly content” on YouTube in December 2010. In the years that followed, they would attract more than 1.6 million fans.

Caleb was last featured in a video the day before with his sisters in which he was asked what he would ask his future self. 

“Is Taco Bell still around?” he asked.

The video then ends with the following message:

“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.”

Caleb also had his own YouTube channel in which he primarily made videos about the video game “Minecraft.” He’s followed by more than 113,000 people there.

According to US, Caleb is survived by his sisters Annie, 10, Hayley, 7, his mother, Katie, and his father, Billy.

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