YouTuber Roman Atwood announces break after unexpected family death

Meg Bethany Koepp
Roman Atwood

Popular YouTube vlogger Roman Atwood has announced he’s taking a break from the video platform after releasing a statement detailing the devastating news of his mom’s unexpected passing while on a family vacation.

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Roman boasts a massive 15 million subscribers on his vlog channel RomanAtwoodVlogs, and is recognized across the internet for his constant positivity, infectious personality, and his ‘Smile More’ message, which inspires people across the globe to be happier in life.

He took to Twitter to announce the sad news to his fans, posting the emotional explanation of his reasoning for taking a break from YouTube.

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YouTube: RomanAtwoodVlogs
Roman inspires constant positivity to his 15 million subscribers.

“Yesterday my mom was riding around with my nephew on some little scooters. She fell off hers and hit her head. She immediately lost all vitals. No heart rate and her breathing stopped,” he wrote in the emotional message. “I need to everyone to understand that I will be gone for a bit. I will be by my family’s side, especially my father’s. Please pray for my family and especially for my father.”

“I’ve never been more in shock in my life. I’m numb and in complete disbelief,” Roman describes in absolute emotional agony, “My heart is so heavy. We are all broken over here. Mom was everything to us.”

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Messages from fans are pouring in, and while the situation is very heartbreaking, it’s great to see people banding together to show their understanding and support for him in this painful time.

We wish him and his family our sincere condolences throughout this very difficult time.