YouTube personality Corey La Barrie died at the age of 25 on Sunday, his birthday. His brother Jarrad confirmed in an Instagram post Monday that La Barrie died in a car accident.

Corey La Barrie Corey La Barrie dies on his 25th birthday Sunday. Photo: Maria Diaz/Flickr

"This isn't something i thought i would ever have to sit here and type out for a very long time or what i wanna do right now but everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving," Jarrad said in the caption.

La Barrie's mother, Lissa Burton, also paid tribute to her son on an Instagram post saying no words can describe the sadness she feels from losing a child.

CNA Lifestyle reported La Barrie was the victim of a drunk-driving crash. The Australian YouTube star was in Valley Village, Los Angeles, when the car he was in crashed into a street sign and a tree.

Los Angeles police have since arrested 26-year-old tattoo artist Daniel Joseph Silva who was responsible for the fatal drunk-driving crash. Reports said, according to the police, Silva tried to flee but bystanders stopped him.

The news of La Barrie's death was met with outpouring grief and sympathy from the YouTube community and elsewhere.

"I can't believe I'm saying this right now... I feel like I'm in a bad dream... Rest In Peace @coreylabarrie. You were such a bright spirit and a beautiful soul. You'll be missed brother," Carter Reynolds, his fellow YouTuber wrote. Reynolds in a separate post said, "PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE."

Actor Brennen Taylor said in a tweet La Barrie was such a happy-go-lucky person and that he is devastated and will always remember La Barrie's laughter. He urged everyone to cherish every day because "everyday is not promised."

Fans also commented on La Barrie's latest video on YouTube expressing their disbelief.

One user wrote they never imagined that La Barrie would be trending on Twitter because of his death. They thought it was a joke and never expected someone like La Barrie who was energetic and outgoing to die too soon.