Roman Atwood shares heartbreaking statement after the death of his mother

31 May 2019, 11:05

Roman Atwood
Roman Atwood. Picture: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

By Rachel Finn

Roman says he is in "complete disbelief" after his mother died from hitting her head while on holiday.

Roman Atwood has taken to social media to announce his “shock” and “complete disbelief” after the unexpected death of his mother.

The YouTuber shared the news to Twitter, explaining that his mum Susan Christman died on Wednesday after falling off a scooter while on holiday with him and his family.

"Yesterday my mom was riding around with my nephew on some little scooters. She fell off hers and hit her head. She immediately lost vitals. No heart rate and her breathing stopped,” he writes. “She was rushed to the hospital where we spent the next 8 hours. My beautiful mother passed away shortly after. I need everyone to understand that I will be gone for a bit.”

“I will be by my family’s side, especially my father’s,” he added. “We are rushing back home to Ohio to figure everything out. Please pray for my family and especially my father.”

“I’ve never been in more shock in my life. I’m numb and in complete disbelief. My heart is so heavy. We are all broken over here. My mom was everything to us.”

He previously posted a photo of himself with his parents to Instagram in 2013, with the caption “My amazing Mother & Father! The only reason I exist!!”

Roman Atwood has been making prank videos on YouTube since 2010 and has been posting vlogs about his family life since 2013. He currently has over 15 million subscribers.