The tragic death of Sophie Emma Rose just got even more heartbreaking. The pregnant YouTube star and her unborn baby were killed when she and her boyfriend got into a scooter accident in Phucket, Thailand, earlier this month. While her partner, Danny Glass, pleaded for “somebody wake [him] up from this nightmare” in the days following the 41-year-old’s death, he is now being held responsible for her passing.
A member of the Thai police told The Phuket News that “both [the truck driver and Danny] are being held responsible for the death, because both were driving recklessly” and that the two men “have already been charged.”
“Right now, the investigation is not yet closed because we are still waiting for the autopsy to be released,” Lt Col Sanit Nookong explained. “Then they will go to court.”
Danny previously said the accident happened when the car in front of them braked suddenly on a busy road, causing him to lose control of the scooter he was driving. The crash itself wasn’t bad, but when the 29-year-old (who walked away with minor injuries) turned around to tell his girlfriend to get up and get out of the street, he saw that she had been run over by an 18-wheeler truck.
According to local police, however, Mr. Glass tried to swerve around a parked vehicle, which lead to the accident.
We can’t imagine what Sophie’s family, especially her 5-year-old son, is going through at this awful and incredibly difficult time.
These YouTube stars tragically died in the past year:
Christina's death just may have been one of the most shocking of the year — and the way she died was even more unexpected.
After a concert in Orlando, Florida, a man named Kevin Loibl walked up to the singer and shot her multiple times. The attacker was tackled by Christina's brother, Mark, but he wriggled free and killed himself after. She died in the hospital later that night.
Recently, a photo emerged of the killer watching her performance earlier that evening and just after the murder it was revealed that he was obsessed with the The Voice finalist and underwent surgery to become more physically attractive to appeal to her.
Charlotte bravely documented her battle with brain cancer on her YouTube channel before she died at the young age of 19. Since she passed away on February 25, her mother has continued to post video using her daughter's account where she candidly describes the feelings of going through this type of loss (warning: those vids are really tough to watch without crying).
This YouTube gamer, made famous by his Call of Duty videos posted to his channel called PhiZZURP, unfortunately lost his life in a car accident on October 2. His girlfriend posted a tweet just after the accident saying, "My baby passed away today about 15 minutes ago. Everybody keep good memories of him. Rest In Peace my angel."
PhiZZURP had posted a live stream earlier in the evening before he and his girlfriend, along with one of their friends, were in the fatal accident. According to The Sun, "Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash."
Kristie Holly Naimi
Although she was born with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, it wasn't the condition that took her life. At age 20, Kristie was diagnosed with cancer and fought hard until she died on March 29, at age 21.
Other celebs like Kian Lawley, Wesley Stromberg and James Lafferty took to social media to express their sadness and post pics in memorium of the YouTuber.
Alec's YT channel gained a lot of recognition when other YouTuber, Tom Cassell, made a video of the two of them hanging out during Alec's wish for the Make-A Wish Foundation, which was basically just to spend a day with Tom. The teen made a few videos and described his channel as "Gaming and stories of my journey through cancer." Tom posted a tearful video a few days after Alec lost his battle on July 21, 2016.
Boris tragically died on November 13th after battling cancer. The Serbian gamer and tech reviewer hadn't posted a video in over five months when it was revealed that he had died and no specifics about the type of cancer he battled were given, either.
Even though Glenn was only 40 years old, it was reported that he died in his sleep just over three months ago. Friends and family of the action figure and toy reviewer opted out of explaining the exact causes of his death, but most fans assume it was a brain aneurysm from the statements released.
On May 7, Josh died in a car accident. The creepy part? His vehicle was a Tesla self-driving car. He frequently posted videos of himself enjoying cruising the highways hands-free, but it was doing exactly that which led to his untimely death.
Rolling Stone called this guy "The King of the Web Brawlers" when his street fighting vids went viral on YT. In June, Kimbo brought himself into a Colorado hospital and died there from heart failure and an un-diagnosed mass on his liver. He had six children and a long-time fiancee at the time of his passing.
Laura gained over 100,000 subscribers with her videos role playing with very lifelike dolls. She died on January 19 due to complications with her diabetes. While her family has decided to leave her videos on the web, they've disabled all comments so that her preserved videos can stay hate-free.
This YouTube star was an experienced glider who gained thousands of subscribers with his cool videos showing himself flying high above England. Matt sadly died doing the thing he loved on December 3rd.
In a video he posted shortly before the wreck, he quoted Abe Lincoln saying, "it's not the years of your life that count. it's the life in your years." Matt certainly lived life to the fullest and he is survived by his children.
Steve died on September 28th of a brain tumor that he had been fighting for two years. He had a passion for riding and reviewing roller coasters worldwide. Lucky for Steve, thousands of subscribers loved to watch him experience his main hobby.
Although he was unable to ride any coasters since his diagnosis two years before he passed, he continued to stay in the roller-coaster-enthusiast community by filming and editing other people's videos. Rest in Peace.