MANILA, Philippines – The family of Caleb Bratayley confirmed that the 13-year-old YouTube star died of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
In October, the Bratayley family said on Instagram that he died of a heart condition. The Bratayleys are known for posting daily vlogs on YouTube. (READ: YouTube star Caleb Logan of the Bratayleys dies at 13)
The heart condition went undetected in Caleb's yearly checkups. "Caleb didn't have any symptoms so the doctor said there was nothing we could have done differently," they wrote.
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 A photo posted by Annie Hayley Caleb Bratayley (@officiallybratayley) on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:05am PST
According to Mayo Clinic, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a disease where "the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick." This makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood.
Caleb's death was announced on October 2.
Bratayley is not actually the family's true surname. The family has been posting videos on their channel since 2010, sharing snippets of their daily lives and the children's various antics. – Rappler.com