Caleb Bratayley, 13 year-old Arnold YouTube star dies

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Screenshot 2015-10-05 12.33.12A 13 year old teen from Arnold whose family’s  YouTube channel has amassed more than a million subscribers died on October 1st.

Caleb Logan [last name removed at family’s request] , known online as Caleb Logan Bratayley died of natural causes according to an Instagram post made by his mother this weekend. Caleb and his siblings were home schooled.

Recently, they had signed a deal with Maker Studios (a division of Disney) to produce the web series that is essentially a daily video of the lives of the family. In addition to the revenue from the ads on their videos (estimated to be in excess of $250,000 per year), the family is promoting a line of lunchboxes, backpacks, and t-shirts.

The family also posted a video to their YouTube channel announcing his death of “natural causes.” on Saturday. Speculation on teen websites suggests that the teen may have had an anxiety attack in advance of Hurricane Joaquin.

And the family posted a retrospective of the young teen’s life this morning.

The Bratayley is a pseudonym and a hybrid of “brat” and “Hayley.” The web series has been active for more than 4 years with nearly daily videos from family shopping in Walmart to the minutiae of eating breakfast.

Anne Arundel County Police have confirmed the death to Eye On Annapolis, but have not released any additional information.

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