By Alex Heigl
ouTube star Corey La Barrie died in a car crash on Sunday night while celebrating his 25th birthday.
According to TMZ, the alleged driver, “Ink Master” star Daniel Silva, is going to be arrested on murder charges.
Silva did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
The gossip site reports that Silva, 26, crashed a McLaren sports car into a street sign and tree. La Barrie, in the passenger seat, took the brunt of the crash and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Clips from social media show La Barrie drinking and dancing in his LA home earlier on Sunday. Sources told TMZ that the pair had been at a party earlier in the evening for La Barrie’s birthday, and that Silva had been seen drinking.
Silva worked his way out of homelessness at 19 by learning to tattoo and landed a slot on the 10th season of “Ink Masters” with just three years’ professional experience by winning an episode of the show’s spinoff, “Ink Master: Angels.”
Monday, La Barrie’s mother Lisa Harrison (Burton) confirmed her son’s death on Instagram, writing, “My heart breaks right now, on my son’s 25th birthday … he was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk driver. No words can describe the sadness I feel in [losing] a child. It just feels so unreal and I’m overwhelmed with grief.
“I love you so much Corey and will miss you so so much. It’s just so unfair.”
Australian native La Barrie moved to LA and picked up hundreds of thousands of followers across his various social media accounts for his comedy routines. He was a contestant on the YouTube series, “The Reality House.”
The YouTube community was also rocked several weeks ago by the death of Steve Cash from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cash’s own comedic videos — many of which focused on his cat Sylvester — amassed him over 2.4 million subscribers by the time of his death at 40.