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YouTube prank star Roman Atwood announced Thursday that his mother, who died this week on a family vacation after a tragic scooter accident and that he’s getting away from the public eye as the family grieves their loss.
Atwood, 36, said he was “numb and disbelief” after his mother, Susan Atwood, died on Wednesday after she fell of a scooter and hit her head. The 58-year-old matriarch was rushed to a hospital, where she died eight hours later, according to a statement.
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YouTube’s Roman Atwood posted this picture on Instagram in 2013 with the title, “My amazing Mother & Father! The only reason that I exist!!”
“Yesterday, my mother was driving around with my cousin on a number of small scooters. She fell from her and hit her head. They immediately lost vitals. No heartbeat and her breathing stopped,” Atwood wrote to his nearly 3 million followers on Twitter.
“My heart is so heavy. We are all broken here. My mother was everything to us,” Atwood added, and explained that he will be “gone for a little bit” from his online presence to return to Ohio to be with family.
“My heart is so heavy. We are all broken here. My mother was everything to us.”
— Roman Atwood, YouTube stars
“I will by my family, especially my father,” Atwood wrote. “We are rushing back home to Ohio to figure everything out. Please pray for my family and especially my father.”
Susan Atwood was the mother of two sons, Roman and Dale Atwood, according to People. Her YouTube-star son, who is best known for his prank vlogs, does not reveal where the family was on vacation at the time of the accident.
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The Internet of the maker of net value was € 2.5 million in 2015, People reported. His channel, “Roman Atwood Vlogs,” has more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube.
Atwood and his wife, Brittney Smith-Atwood, have two sons together: Kane Alexander, 7, and Cora, 22 months. He also has another child, Noah, 14, from a previous marriage.