YouTube Star Caleb Logan Bratayley, 13, Died of “Undetected Medical Condition,” Parents Say

Caleb Logan Bratayley
YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley's family revealed the 13-year-old's cause of death in a new Instagram post 

Hours after announcing the unexpected passing of their son Caleb Logan at age 13, YouTube's Bratayley family has revealed the teen's cause of death. In an Instagram post shared late Monday, Oct. 5, the Bratayleys (not their real name) said Caleb had died of an "undetected medical condition."

"Caleb's death has raised many questions about how and why this could happen to a seemingly healthy boy," they captioned a photo of the young YouTuber. "Sadly, tests have confirmed today that Caleb passed away from an undetected medical condition. We'll have more definitive answers in the coming weeks but ask that you help us celebrate his life instead of focus on his death."

With that in mind, the family plans to share Caleb's memorial in the same way they've shared so many other moments in the past. "Due to an outpouring of support and people's hope to be part of his memorial, we have decided to live-stream the ceremony tomorrow [Tuesday, Oct. 6] at 8pm EDT," the caption noted. "Thank you for all your kindness during this difficult time."

The Bratayleys — who have more than 1.6 million subscribers to their YouTube channel and started posting daily videos about their life in 2010 — first announced Caleb's death on Friday, Oct. 2.

"Yesterday at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes," an Instagram post read. "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."

His mother later shared a video taken the day before Caleb's death, in which he poses questions to his future self. "Unfortunately Caleb passed away the day after we made this video," a message at the end of the clip shared. "He will never get to meet his future self. None of us will and we are very sad a 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."

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