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YouTube star Corey La Barrie confirmed dead after car crash

Published: 11/May/2020 19:34 Updated: 12/May/2020 1:12

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Corey La Barrie has been confirmed dead after being involved in a fatal car crash on the night of his birthday on May 10, as reported by TMZ.

According to local law enforcement, passenger 25-year-old La Barrie and driver, fellow YouTuber and tattoo artist Daniel Silva, were driving a McLaren sports car when the two “somehow crashed into a street sign and tree.”

While Silva emerged alive and was treated for a broken hip, La Barrie unfortunately died from his injuries after being transported to a Los Angeles hospital.

Circumstances leading up to the crash are currently being investigated by authorities, with TMZ also reporting that the driver, YouTuber Daniel Silva, will be arrested for murder either during treatment or after being discharged from the hospital.

Police likewise told TMZ that witnesses claimed both YouTubers had attended a birthday party for La Barrie before driving away in the sports vehicle, and that Silva was seen drinking.

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YouTuber and tattoo artist Daniel Silva has reportedly been charged with murder, according to reports from TMZ.

La Barrie’s brother, Jarrad, also claimed that Silva was driving while under the influence that night, as alleged in an Instagram post uploaded shortly after news of Corey’s death broke.

“…Everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving,” Jarrad wrote. “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, I don’t how I’m supposed to do this without you.”

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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… this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do i dont 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 fucking 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

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While the exact details of the crash are unknown at this time, TMZ reports that the McLaren may have been traveling at a high rate of speed before crashing into the tree and street sign, with La Barrie taking the brunt of the impact from the accident.

The 25-year-old YouTuber was part of a duo with fellow content creator Crawford Collins, boasting over 104k subscribers on their joint channel. La Barrie was a popular entertainer in his own right, with over 335k subscribers on his personal channel.

La Barrie leaves behind two siblings and a swath of friends and fans after his passing, with many mourning the YouTube star in wake of the tragic news.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.