Corey La Barrie’s family has raised over $160,000 (£130,000) towards the YouTube star’s funeral costs just days after his death.
The 25-year-old tragically died on Sunday (10 May) in a car crash while out celebrating his birthday.
Ink Master star Daniel Silva was arrested and charged with murder following the incident, the LAPD later confirmed.
Shortly after the incident, Corey’s relatives launched a GoFundMe page to support his family financially with funeral arrangements.
They had set a target of $150,000 (£121,700) but just 24 hours later, the donations had soared to $160,000.
After reaching the target, the page’s organiser Ashley La Barrie posted a message which read: ‘We would like to truly thank Corey’s friends and supporters for their outpouring of love and generosity thus far. It’s truly a beautiful thing to witness.’
Another message had earlier read: ‘The untimely and sudden passing of Corey has left his family and friends in utter shock, in a jarring detour from the bright and promising future Corey had ahead of him.
‘Corey will be missed not only by his family and friends, but by the hundreds of thousands of supporters and subscribers he shared his life with on his social platforms. He was truly an open book, loved by all, and always welcoming to anyone new.
‘He was tenacious in his ventures and brought an undeniably fun and engaging energy to everything he did. Corey served as a light to brighten up anyone’s day with endless entertainment, laughter and unwavering love…
As you can imagine, the family is grieving right now and the last thing we want them to worry about is finances. Memorial expenses are only the beginning for Corey’s family.’
They concluded that while they aren’t able to ‘release Corey’s family of their emotional burdens’, fans can help by easing some of the ‘financial hardship’.
Corey was pronounced dead at a hospital following the crash, which occurred 9.39pm on Sunday when a 2020 McLaren 600LT was travelling eastbound on Huston Street ‘at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control’.
According to authorities, Silva had tried to flee: ‘The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid.
‘No other vehicles were involved in the collision.’
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