If you’re familiar with the vast world of YouTube stars, then chances are good you know or have at least heard of the Dolan twins. Ethan and Grayson Dolan have been a successful comedy act on YouTube a long time, basically since they began making videos on the platform, around 2013. With over 9 million subscribers, their fan base is going strong and will likely stay that way.

The Dolan twins are known for their hilarious videos and their ability to be totally honest and genuine with their fans. This has gained them a lot of recognition in the YouTube world, leading them to be sign with AwesomenessTV in 2015. They even won the 2016 Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Male and Choice YouTuber, which is no small feat. But while you may know all of these things about Ethan and Grayson, there’s still a lot you don’t know about them as well. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about their lives.

Their father passed away from cancer

In January of 2019, the Dolan twins went through something incredibly difficult: their father, Sean Dolan, passed away at 50-years-old after a long battle with cancer. The twins had announced their father had cancer in a video on YouTube in 2016. They were obviously devastated by their loss and both wrote long and emotional tributes to their father on Instagram.

Unfortunately, the twins also had to use social media to ask their fans not to use their father’s funeral as a meet-up. In a tweet, Ethan wrote, “The best way you could support us during this tough time is to NOT show up at our father’s wake or funeral.” Grayson tweeted something similar, saying, “We want this ceremony to be an opportunity for the people who had a close connection with my Dad to say goodbye and pay their respects.” Fortunately, the two have seemed okay since their father’s death and started making videos for their YouTube channel again.

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