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Waffler69’s brother recalls best memory of late YouTube star as he urges fans to keep his 'legacy alive’

TikTok and YouTube star Waffler69 died on December 11 at the age of 33, presumably of a heart attack
Waffler69 with his brother, Clayton (Instagram/@wafffler69)
Waffler69 with his brother, Clayton (Instagram/@wafffler69)

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: The brother of the late TikTok star has spoken out after he died of a suspected heart attack. The brother of Taylor Claydorm, who was known on social media as Waffler69, also recalled his favorite outings with him when they were younger. Waffler69 died on Wednesday, January 11, at the age of 33, after feeling unwell. He was taken to the hospital but could not be saved.

Now, his brother Clayton spoke with the US Sun about his popularity, “I knew he could do it. He’s been doing YouTube on the side for as long as I can remember and because of him, I also wanted to be popular on the internet.” The man then mentioned a trip to a zoo with Waffler69 years ago.


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The video of that trip has been on YouTube and was published in August 2006. The over-a-decade-old clip showed Waffler69 asking his sibling, “Hey Clayton, you know what my favorite kind of drink is? Berry blast!” before he tossed several berries at him. 


Besides, Clayton addressed his brother’s fans via The Sun as he added, “Thank you so much for loving my brother. We come from a very small family circle and for thousands upon thousands of people truly being affected by his passing really does make me moved. Please, keep watching his videos. Keep his legacy alive and remember him.”

The sibling of the late YouTuber has also started a GoFundMe after the unfortunate incident. A message written over there read, “Hey guys, this is Clayton, Taylor's brother. Im not sure what im doing. My mother has paid the cremation which was 1500. Im not really sure how much I should be asking for let alone SHOULD be asking anyone of anything. If he has touched your heart in someway, Me and my family would appreciate it.”


In an update, he added, “I wanted to have some clarity. This Gofundme is mainly to help compensate my mother who had to pay for my brother's cremation. as well as the medical expenses. anything extra I'm gonna give to my mom and try to help the grieving process as much as possible. This has been insane to see how many people truly loved my brother besides my small circle of family. thank you so much.”

A lot of people have donated to the fundraiser which also attracted numerous tributary messages, like “I’m so extremely sorry. He cheered me up so many times. Breaks my heart he was so young,” “Absolutely loved Taylor and always looked forward to seeing him post. Made me laugh just the other night. He will be missed by so many,” “Prayers and love from my family and I. It was a joy to watch his videos and he was one of the first TikTokers I followed when I started watching TikTok.”


Many of Waffler69’s fans commented on his last Instagram post too as one of them wrote, “RIP Taylor 😔 sending my deepest condolences to your friends and family. You were one of my favorite content creators to watch. You will be missed🙁 Rest in power my guy 💜🖤.” Another one shared, “Nooooo Taylor!! You were my go to guy for depressing days. You were genuinely a great guy. Rip buddy thanks for the great laughs 😭.” The third one added, “You were one of my favorite people to see pop up on my feed really going to miss watch your videos.”