‘Welcome to Plathville’ star Olivia Plath’s brother Micah Meigs dies at 15 after tragic bike accident: Details

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welcome to plathville star Olivia Plath announced that his younger brother, Micah Meigs, had died at the age of 15.

“Guys, I am jumping off social media for a while. Don't worry if you don't see me around — I'm taking some space now,” the reality star, 25, wrote via her instagram story On Thursday, May 4th. Explaining his absence, he said, “I lost a little brother last night in an unexpected accident and I need some clarity and space to grieve.”

Olivia – got married with husband ethan plath In 2018 – posted a similar statement via his Instagram Story on Tuesday, May 9, reminding subscribers of his photography business that he is “off social media due to a death in the family.”

according to local outlet Roanoke TimesMicah was riding his electric bike on US Route 220 in Virginia on Thursday when he was hit by a Honda Accord around 10 p.m., killing him at the scene, while the Honda driver was not injured. At present the incident is being investigated by the police.

The ninth of 10 children, Micah is survived by his parents, don meggs And karen meggsSiblings Elijah, Joshua, Alice, Lydia, Sophia, Nathan, Caris and Kirsten Grandmothers juanita meggs And jerry boyerAlso many nieces and nephews.

“Mika loved hanging out with his siblings and a few close friends, playing practical jokes, sharing his sense of humor and making those around him laugh,” the family wrote in their letter. Condolence message,

He also enjoyed “spending his time hunting, fishing, camping and trapping, and became an accomplished outdoorsman,” according to his obituary, which features a photograph of him fishing.

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after suffering all my life cerebral palsy Caused by an to the brachial plexus during his birth,” Micah has in recent years helped others with his same disability. Relatives are demanding donations from instead of flowers Brachial Plexus Foundation,

“Micah brought tremendous light, laughter and love to every life and his presence will be greatly missed,” his obituary said.

Olivia stars alongside her husband of 24 years and their family welcome to plathville since its premiere in 2019. The series follows Ethan and his siblings – Hosanna23, micah, 22, moria20, Lydia, 19, Isaac, 17, Amber, 14, Cassia, 11, and Mercy, 10 — outing parents Barry Plath And Kim Plathbubble and experience modern things for the first time, such as the internet, pop culture, soda and more.

Olivia and Ethan's wedding caused some tension for the reality TV family, as Micah reveals exclusively us weekly in August 2021 that Kim tried to “almost make it her wedding”. The model said, “It was at her place. She had what she wanted to do. She's just, you know, really excited, and I think that happens at times, but she probably went a little overboard.” happened and Olivia definitely felt it.

The wedding drama preceded Barry and Kim by four years It is said to have separated after 24 years of marriage In June 2022. Shortly after, Kim was arrested for dui in October of that year, and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service in addition to attending DUI school, completing a substance abuse evaluation, and complying with drug and alcohol testing.

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