The news of the sudden death of Caleb Logan, the 13-year-old star of the popular YouTube family known as the Bratayleys, has shocked many of their fans, but this isn’t the first time that the family has had to address tragedy online.
Back in October 2013, the Bratayleys announced that their cousin, David Cooper, had died unexpectedly at the age of 10. David – who lived in Katy, Texas, with his family – had been featured in several of the Bratayleys’ videos before his death and had even accompanied the family on vacation. A forensic scientist for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed to PEOPLE that David’s cause of death was suicide by hanging.
On Oct. 19, 2013, nine days after David died, the Bratayleys shared a video montage to remember their cousin, filled with photographs of their memories together.
“This video’s going to be a little bit different,” says a then 11-year-old Caleb as he introduces the montage. “A little bit ago we told you that our cousin died. Well, we’re going to put up this slideshow for him to remember him always.”
The Bratayleys shared a similar montage after announcing that Caleb had passed away on Oct. 1. The family said Caleb died of “natural causes” and the Anne Arundel County Police Department told PEOPLE that they responded to a medical emergency at the family’s Maryland residence but that there was “nothing suspicious and there was no foul play.”
In May 2014, the family documented a memorial balloon release in David’s memory on what would have been his 11th birthday. The family chose to release balloons in Superman’s colors as that was David’s favorite superhero.