Caleb Logan Bratayley, a member of the popular YouTube family, died Thursday. He was 13.

Caleb Logan Bratayley Dies

Caleb’s death was announced by his mother, Katie Braytayley, on Instagram Friday.

“Yesterday at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes. This has come as a shock to all of us,” she wrote. “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 honor our, baked potato.”

The Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a medical emergency at the Braytayley family home in Maryland on Thursday. It has since been determined that Caleb died of an “undetected medical condition,” according to a new Instagram post by Katie. 

“Caleb’s death has raised many questions about how and why this could happen to a seemingly healthy boy. Sadly, tests have confirmed today that Caleb passed away from an undetected medical condition,” the Braytayley family matriarch wrote. “We’ll have more definitive answers in the coming weeks but ask that you help us celebrate his life instead of focus on his death.”

Caleb was the breakout star of the Bratayley YouTube channel that also features his sisters Annie, 10, and Hayley, 7, and is run by their mother. The channel, which features the family’s daily vlogs, has over 1.6 million subscribers and over 1 billion views. Caleb was also the star of the Truthplusdare channel and appeared with his sisters on the OMMyGoshTV channel.

Heartbreakingly, in the footage filmed the day before Caleb’s passing, he was asked what he would ask his future self. Laughing, Caleb says he’d ask, “Is Taco Bell still around?” adding, “I’d probably ask is there any new sports.”

The Braytayley family has decided to live-stream Caleb’s memorial ceremony this evening. “Due to an outpouring of support and people’s hope to be part of his memorial, we have decided to live-stream the ceremony tomorrow at 8pm EDT,” the family wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for all your kindness during this difficult time. Find the live-stream at: Periscope = @bratayley Facebook = Facebook.com/bratayley.”

 

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