But as rumors spread that the account may have been hacked and the news may have been fake, family confirmed the news on Saturday. “She wrote, “[Thursday] at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes. “This has come as a shock to all of us”, the Brantleys captioned the image. “Words can not describe how much we will miss him”.
The family also posted a video (below) of Caleb from the day before he died speaking to his future self. “And we ask for continued love and support as we move through the grieving process”, the statement read.
The announcement of Caleb’s death was also confirmed by Maker Studios, a Disney-owned company that helped to manage the family’s channel.
Many fans found the news of Caleb Logan’s death hard to take, and a few even believed that the message may have been incorrect or a hoax.
“We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Caleb from Bratayley, a beloved member of the Maker family”, the company wrote.
According to U.S., Caleb is survived by his sisters Annie, 10, Hayley, 7, his mother, Katie, and his father, Billy. The sunny teenager was a member of the Bratayley clan whose home videos earned them a massive following on their channel.
The Bratayleys are one of the more prominent examples of the Internet’s family vlog channels, which feature real-life families that offer up the humor of their everyday existence for entertainment that extends to Facebook, Twitter and even live-streaming apps like Periscope.
Caleb Logan – star of YouTube family The Brantleys – died on Thursday night at 13 years old.
A family that had turned their lives into a popular reality show for digital platforms like YouTube is facing the dilemma of how that show goes on following the sudden death of their 13-year-old son.
The family asked fans to be patient as they mourn Bratayley’s death, who was nick-named “baked potato”.
“I didn’t believe it. I thought, oh, I thought their Instagram was hacked…”