Corey La Barrie died Sunday after a car crash in Los Angeles. It was the YouTube star’s 25th birthday.
His brother, Jarrad La Barrie, shared the news in an Instagram tribute Monday, describing it as “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
“This isn’t something I thought I would ever have to sit here and type out for a very long time ... but everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving,” Jarrad La Barrie wrote.
Daniel Joseph Silva, a celebrity tattoo artist, was arrested Monday evening on suspicion of murder.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Silva was driving fast in a 2020 McLaren 600LT about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when he lost control, ran off the road and hit a stop sign and a tree at the corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue in Valley Village.
Silva’s passenger, whom police have identified only as a 25-year-old man, died at a hospital. An LAPD spokesman said Monday that the department wasn’t naming the victim because his next of kin had yet to be notified. Silva tried to flee the crash but was stopped by people who came to help, the LAPD said.
Corey La Barrie had most recently turned to post videos about what he and his roommates, also influencers, were up to as they stayed home because of the coronavirus crisis.
His birthday celebrations Sunday included a Livestream on his Twitch channel. He had shared his plans with YouTube followers in a video posted Saturday titled “Deleting This Video In 24 Hours....”
Fans have started sharing tributes in the comment section of what has now become La Barrie’s final YouTube video.