The LA based YouTuber died in hospital after a car crash.
His brother Jarad La Barrie also shared the news in an Instagram post: “My brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident. I don’t how I’m supposed 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.”
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My heart breaks right now, on my sons 25 birthday today he was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk diver. The accident killed him instantly. No words can describe the sadness I feel in loosening a child. It just feels so unreal and I’m overwhelmed with grief. I love you so much Corey and will miss you so so much. It’s just so unfair
The news outlet reports that “first-responders were called out to the scene of an accident in L.A. on Sunday night, where two men in a McLaren sports car somehow crashed into a street sign and tree while out for a drive. The passenger took the brunt of the hit.”
Friends and fellow creators have shared their condolences on social media.
“Corey was one of the kindest kids I ever met in this city”, Tana Mongeau wrote on Twitter. “My heart is heavy today. To everyone he was close to, which I can truly think of SO many people, my heart is broken for you”.
heartbroken by today’s news💔😔
i saw corey in march and he gave me the biggest hug and we exchanged a few words. anytime i would see him out we would always connect. he always had this energy that stood out compared to everyone in the room. always smiling too
rest in peace🤍
— BRYANT (@BryantEslava) May 11, 2020
“I didn’t know Corey well, but through Kian & JC, The Reality House was such an incredible experience and I’m glad I got to share it with you. Please do not ever, ever, ever get behind the wheel when you’re drinking. RIP”, Laur DIY said.
Sarah Baska tweeted: “I am devastated. We had our ups and 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.”
this doesn’t feel real.. corey brought so much joy and laughter into my life and everyone around him. my prayers go out to his family and everyone who knew him or looked up to him… rest in peace corey 😞💔
— Tessa Brooks (@TessaBrooks) May 11, 2020
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