The death of everleighs dad is the latest tragedy to hit the family-centric internet. Tommy Smith, the biological father to YouTube star Savanna LaBrant's daughter Everleigh Rose, passed away on September 9. He was 29.
Savannah, 29, and her husband Cole have a huge following on their popular YouTube channel The LaBrant Fam, where they document their suburban life with their three children, including 9-year-old Everleigh. The little girl has over 4 million YouTube subscribers who watch her try out toys and prank her family, and she also has over five million Instagram followers.
Everleigh's mom, who is currently dating a man named Cody, had been open about her relationship with Smith, which began in their teens and ended before Savannah met Cole and married him. They never officially delved into custody arrangements, but Smith often posted TikTok videos of him and Everleigh together on their social media accounts. He even appeared with her on Father's Day in 2020.
In recent years, the young influencer has grown into a dancer of note, securing a spot on the America's Favorite Dancer 17 & Under competition. As a result of her success, she's racked up millions of followers on her own account and has started her own clothing line. But despite all the acclaim, many viewers have expressed concern that her mother and stepfather are exploiting her grief for views on their social media accounts. Some have even feared that the family is using Everleigh to generate income through sponsorships.