“Ink Master” star Daniel Silva was reportedly arrested and charged with murder on Monday after allegedly crashing a car in Los Angeles that resulted in the death of YouTube comedian Corey La Barrie.
Silva — who is still in a hospital — was driving a McLaren sports car on Sunday night with La Barrie in the passenger seat when he hit a street sign and a tree, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
La Barrie, 25, took the brunt of the wreck and was pronounced dead at the hospital, the site reported.
Sources told TMZ that the pair had been at a party earlier in the evening for La Barrie’s birthday, and that Silva had been seen drinking.
Silva worked his way out of homelessness at the age of 19 by learning to tattoo and, with just three years’ professional experience, landed a slot on the 10th season of “Ink Masters.”
He won an episode of the show’s spinoff, “Ink Master: Angels.”
Earlier Monday, La Barrie’s mother Lisa Harrison mourned the loss of her son in an Instagram post.
“My heart breaks right now, on my son’s 25th birthday … he was very drunk and got into a car with a drunk driver. No words can describe the sadness I feel in [losing] a child. It just feels so unreal and I’m overwhelmed with grief.
“I love you so much Corey and will miss you so so much. It’s just so unfair.”
La Barrie, an Australian native, moved to Los Angeles and attracted hundreds of thousands of followers across various social media accounts for his comedy routines.
He was a contestant on the YouTube series, “The Reality House.”