Caleb Logan death: YouTuber who is part of vlogging family The Bratayleys, dies aged 13

"We ask for continued love and support," the family said in a statement

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Caleb Logan Bratayley, the eldest child in the popular YouTuber family the Bratayleys, has died aged 13.

The Bratayley family - who are thought to not use their actual surname, and do not disclose where they live - have built a huge family vlogging empire since they started posting videos in 2010 of Caleb and his two sisters, Annie and Hayley.

A statement posted to the family’s Instagram page said: “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] ask that you bear with us while we deal with this tragedy as a family. Please help us honour our baked potato.”

The Bratayley family have amassed over 1 billion views on Youtube alone, according to data from Tubular Labs, and both Caleb and his sister Annie have spawned spin-off channels due to their popularity with fans online.

The Bratayleys are part of Maker Studios, a Walt Disney-owned digital-media company that represents the family. In a statement, the studio mourned the loss of the teenager.

“We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Caleb from Bratayley,” it read. “Our love, support, thoughts and prayers are with the Bratayley family.”

The family have posted two new videos since Caleb's death: a memorial video and a video taken before his death, showing the family enjoying breakfast together.

It came with an annotation confirming the news on their Instagram page, saying: “We ask for continued love and support as we move through the grieving process.”

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