The YouTube community has been mourning the loss of 13-year-old vlogger Caleb Logan since his sudden passing last week, and now his fellow Internet stars and fans are finally getting some insight into his cause of death. The family of the popular channel “Bratayley” previously shared that Caleb passed away Thursday night from “natural causes,” and according to a new report, that appears to be the case.
TMZ reports that Caleb was transported to a hospital in Maryland after 911 received a call at 7 p.m. starting there was a “medical emergency.” Upon arriving at the hospital, Caleb was reportedly pronounced dead. A source tells TMZ Caleb’s death was not the result of a suicide and there were no drugs involved in his passing. A coroner is now reportedly conducting an autopsy.
Caleb’s family, which starred alongside him on the popular family-vlogging channel "Braytayley," announced his death on Instagram Friday. “Yesterday at 7:08 p.m. 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 parents, Katie and Billy, wrote. “His incredibly funny, loving and wonderful spirit made us fall ion love with him as a YouTuber, friend, brother and son.”
On Saturday, the family shared footage from Caleb’s second to last day. Like the channel’s usual content, the video showcased the family’s every day life. At the end of the video, titled “Dear Future Self,” Caleb discusses what he would ask his future self. He ends the video by telling his viewers “see you guys tomorrow.”
The "Bratayley" clan followed up the heart-wrenching video by posting a tribute to their late son Sunday night. In “Caleb, Gone But Never Forgotten” various shots of the teen flash on-screen. The video ends with various message from "Bratayley" fans sharing their grief over Caleb’s death.
Watch "Caleb, Gone But Not Forgotten" below:
“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,” read the video’s description. “Please help us honor our, baked potato.”
"Bratayley," which also stars Caleb’s sisters Annie, 10, and Hayley, 7, launched on YouTube in December 2010. At present, the channel has over 1.6 million subscribers and over 1.26 billion views.