Young Caleb Logan, the eldest son of the YouTube family sensation The Bratayley’s, has passed away at the age of 13. Logan’s mom confirmed the young man’s passing on their social channels, posting a touching video of her son entitled ‘Dear Future Self’ to their YouTube channel along with a caption that read;
It is with our deepest sorrow to report that the Instagram announcement was indeed true. In addition to our desire to give the Internet community the chance to begin the grieving process, we also wanted to post this video to show a healthy and happy Caleb doing what he loved. Thank you for all the love and support that everyone has shown our family. And we ask for continued love and support as we move through the grieving process.
As the video, which shows all 3 siblings sitting around their breakfast counter sleepily eating, a message flashes on the screen which reads
“Unfortunately Caleb passed away the day after we made this video. He will never get to meet his future self. None of us will and we are very sad because he would have been great. Please kiss your kids and tell them you love them every day. You never know what day will be their last.”
Such a sad video knowing that the next day young Caleb would be gone. In another video posted just yesterday by the family titled ‘Caleb, Gone But Never Forgotten’ a compilation of Caleb moments was created to remember the young boy gone far too soon.
October 1st at 7:08PM 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 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.
We invite you to share your favorite Caleb memories in the comments and on social with #ripcaleb
I know many people are struggling to understand what ‘natural causes’ can take the life of a young 13 year old boy, I know I am, but I’m also heartbroken that there is a family who is mourning the loss of their young son right now. Caleb is survived by his mom and dad and younger sisters Annie and Hayley. RIP Caleb.