Welcome to Plathville star Olivia Plaths brother dead at 15
“Welcome to Plathville” star Olivia Plath is grieving the loss of her 15-year-old brother, Micah Meggs, who died in a bike accident on May 4.
“Hey guys, I’m jumping off of social media for a bit. Don’t worry if you don’t see me around — I’m taking some space now,” the TLC reality star, 25, wrote last week via her Instagram Story, according to Us Weekly.
“I lost a younger brother last night to an unexpected accident and I need some clarity and space for grieving.”
Plath, who is also a wedding photographer, reminded her followers on Tuesday that she is “on a social media break due to a family death” and asked interested customers to email her via her website instead of DMing her.
According to Franklin County news outlet The Roanoke Times, Virginia State Police said Meggs was riding his electric bicycle around 10 p.m. in the right lane of a major highway when a Honda Accord — which was purportedly traveling in the same lane and in the same direction — struck him.
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Meggs died at the scene while the driver was not injured, VSP said, adding that the crash is under investigation.
The ninth of 10 children, Micah is survived by his parents, Don and Karen Meggs, and all of his siblings.
In his obituary, his family described him as a “fun loving” teen who “enjoyed spending his time outdoors” as well as “playing practical jokes, sharing his understated sense of humor and bringing laughs to those he loved.”
Micah also suffered from cerebral palsy caused by a brachial plexus injury that occurred during his birth, “which made it difficult for him to do the things he enjoyed so much.”
“Despite the physical difficulties he experienced, Micah never complained or let himself be limited by his disability,” his loved ones shared, asking for donations to the United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN) “in lieu of flowers.”
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