In the age of social media, many families share their daily activities with the public on various social networking sites, especially YouTube. In 2008, the Shaytards were the most famous family of Vloggers, but more recently Bratayley has gained dominance. Billy and Katie LeBlanc became famous for sharing the ordinary but authentic life activities of their children, Caleb Logan, Annie, and Hayley LeBlanc, and together they are known as the Bratayley.
Originally, they intended to share their video content with friends and extended family at a distance. Interestingly, the video caught the attention of more people than they could have imagined, who then went from regular visitors to loyal subscribers. Their YouTube channel is now highly popular with over seven million subscribers.
After the sudden death of their son Caleb Logan in 2015, the then family of five, who began family vlogging in 2010, gained media attention. Now let’s take a look at the life and death of the young YouTuber, whose life was cut short in his early teens.
Who Was Caleb Logan?
The young star was the eldest child of his parents, Billy and Katie LeBlanc. He was born in Georgia on July 13, 2002. Although he was popularly known as Caleb Bratayley, his real name was Caleb Logan LeBlanc. He had two younger siblings; sisters named Annie and Hayley LeBlanc.
As for his education, Caleb Logan did not attend conventional institutions, as he was home-schooled with his siblings. He was a passionate sportsman and a member of a baseball team where he wore the number 7 jersey. During his lifetime, Caleb, also known as Baked Potato, was a loving and caring young lad with a charming personality that made him popular with many who regularly watch the Bratayley YouTube channel.
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What Was He Known For?
In 2008 Billy LeBlanc and his wife set up a YouTube channel called Acroanna for their first daughter Annie, a gymnast at a young age. Later in 2010, the couple created the Bratayley channel for their second daughter Hayley, as the pseudonym means Brat and Hayley. At the same time, the family began to learn about their daily activities on the channel.
They started to create at least one new video every day showing their normal daily life like breakfast, trampoline jumping, baseball games, baking, hairdressing and also family outings. As their family blogging gained attention, Caleb Logan became the YouTube star of the family.
He often featured his fun-loving qualities on their videos, especially his love and immense care for his sisters. He was full of understanding and liveliness, which their fans clung to their video content as the number of hits was increasing with each passing day. The Internet personality was also known as the creator of the song “I am Baked Potato”, which was played on the Bratayley Channel at the end of every video upload.
Despite his young age, Caleb Logan created several YouTube channels, which he was running at the time of his death. He had a special interest in gameplay videos, especially Minecraft, which he usually uploaded to his Blazenoutlaws channel. FlimsyArrow is another one of his channels where he published how to play the Minecraft video game, and it has gained more than 100 subscribers.
Together with his sisters, Caleb created another YouTube channel called OMMyGoshTV where they interact with their fans. After his work on the Bratayley, the channel gained wide recognition, as it now has over 7 million subscribers with more than a billion total views. The young man’s extraordinary talent also brought him into contact with Disney’s own company, Maker Studios.
The media company enriched him by paying him to open Star Wars merchandise on camera, a project that took him to Sydney, Australia, where he broadcast the event live. Caleb Logan was a YouTube star as he aspired to make an impact on the social networking platform during his short life.
Caleb Logan’s Cause of Death
After being alive and well in what seems to be his last video on Bratayley, Caleb Logan’s death came as a great shock to everyone who knew him. The video was shot the day before his death. It showed where the vibrant Caleb spoke to his future self. Tragically, on October 1, 2015, the young man died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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The doctor confirmed today that Caleb passed away from a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy that went undetected in his yearly checkups. Caleb didn't have any symptoms so the doctor said there was nothing we could have done differently. The girls' hearts were just recently checked and thankfully look the way they should right now. The sadness of losing someone you love is unimaginable. Thank you to everyone who has reached out, your kindness and support continues to help our family. We miss our baked potato everyday. #calebratelife #celebratelife
The heart defect causes the heart muscle to become abnormally thick, causing difficulties in pumping blood through the heart. The diet has been declared hereditary by his family. As such, his two sisters were tested, and their hearts seemed normal. To give his fans, who were distressed by his sudden departure, a sense of what his memorial service looked like, some of it was broadcast live on some social media platforms.
This seemingly innocent act was severely criticized in the media by many who considered it inappropriate. Caleb’s death also provoked a backlash against the family, as some people believed he was quite suspicious, although they were cleared by a medical examiner who stated that the YouTuber died of natural causes.
Meet His Family Members
Caleb Logan’s father, Billy LeBlanc, is a US Navy officer who also works as a producer. His productions include short videos and television series such as Hotel Du Loone, Holiday Spectacular, Annie LeBlanc: Your Hands, Chicken Girls, and The Halo Project. He also works as a narrator in some of their videos uploaded to the Bratayley and has appeared in several other videos.
He previously gained experience at Blockbuster Video, where he met the matriarch of the Bratayley family, Katie LeBlanc, who also works as a producer. Katie LeBlanc helps the film, edit and upload her video content. Sadly, Caleb’s parents were separated in late 2019, and this will certainly have an impact on her family’s vlogging.
Caleb Logan’s sisters, Annie and Hayley, are now well-known Internet personalities, as they never allowed their brother’s death to put an end to their work on the Internet, for which they have become world-famous. Annie, born Julianna Grace LeBlanc on 5 December 2004, is an actress, singer, and YouTuber. Her YouTube channel, Annie LeBlanc, has more than three million subscribers.
In May 2018 she released a scrapbook entitled “Lollipop”. Her singles include ‘Little Things’, ‘Play Nice’ and ‘Utopia’. As an actress, Annie starred in ‘We Are Savvy, Chicken Girls’: The Movie, Spring Breakaway, Overnights, and Mani. She was awarded the Shorty Award and the Teen Choice Award.
Hayley Noelle LeBlanc, on the other hand, was born on 2 September 2008. She is a gymnast and also an actress who has appeared in web series like Mani, Chicken Girls and Hotel Du Loone. In 2018 Hayley launched a YouTube channel called Jam JR. She also has a large fan base in social media as her Instagram grip has more than three million followers.