YouTube star Corey La Barrie has died, according to reports and corroborated social media posts from his brother and mother.
Reports indicate that La Barrie had died in a car accident involving “Ink Master” star Daniel Silva.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department was unable to confirm that La Barrie and Silva were involved in a car accident, but told MM that there had been an accident on May 10 at 9:39 p.m. at Huston St. and Carpenter Ave., after which the driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The spokesperson said that the passenger succumbed to his injuries and that the driver is currently being treated and will be booked on the count of murder.
The spokesperson said that once the driver has been booked, the department will release their information, but that it will not release the passenger’s identity.
“This isn’t something i thought i would ever have to sit here and type out for a very long time or what i wanna do right now but everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving” La Barrie’s brother wrote on Instagram.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do i don’t how I’m suppose to do this without you i miss you so much already this isn’t fair thank you for always being the best big brother i could ask for i love you so f***ing much life’s never gonna be the same without you R.I.P❤️ P.S say hi to grandad and grandma for me i love you.”
Corey La Barrie was 25 years old at the time of his reported death. May 10 was his birthday, and earlier in the day, he tweeted, thanking fans for the birthday wishes.
La Barrie was part of a YouTube duo with Crawford Collins, publishing videos under the channel Corey & Crawford, which has approximately 104,000 subscribers.
His personal YouTube channel currently has approximately 338,000 subscribers. He also appeared on “The Reality House,” a series that was produced by Kian Lawley and JC Caylen and featured 13 YouTubers living under one roof and vying for a $25,000 prize.
Following reports of La Barrie’s death, other YouTubers and fans took to social media to express their grief and sympathy. Fellow “Reality House” participant Elijah Daniel tweeted, “I don’t even know what to say.. rip @coreylabarrie, you were the class clown and i had so much fun on reality house with you this is f***ing stupid i hate this.”
Fellow YouTuber Ryan Abe posted a note sharing memories of La Barrie on Twitter.
To Corey, pic.twitter.com/6uaWCm9TgK
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) May 11, 2020
“Corey” was also trending at number one in the United States on May 11, with friends, fans, and fellow YouTubers sharing messages of support.
oh god…this makes me incredibly sad. Corey La Barrie was always kind and knew how to lift people up. always brightened my day when i saw him. his friends really loved him so much, and i am so sorry to them, his family, and his supporters. 🤍 #RestInPeaceCoreyLaBarrie
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) May 11, 2020
not corey man….. i am devastated. we had our ups & downs in the reality house but once i really got to know him he was the most delightful, warm, hilarious, kindhearted person who always made everyone around him giggle their ass off. praying for his family and friends rn❤️❤️✨
— Sarah Baska (@SarahBaska) May 11, 2020
his whole motto thing was “being under appreciated.” i really hope he knew that he was so appreciated and loved by so many. this is gonna be a hard time to get through. rest easy corey. pic.twitter.com/1zvKcb8wu7
— bre🕊🔗 (@bessonxbrock) May 11, 2020