Brian Barczyk was an American reptile enthusiast, YouTuber, and the founder of the Reptarium Reptile Zoo and Legasea Aquarium, gained recognition for his contributions to the world of reptiles. Additionally, he was featured as a prominent figure on the Discovery Channel’s TV series “Venom Hunters.”
Age- 54 years
Height- 180 cm
Weight- 76 kg
Born- 6 September 1969
Died- 15 January 2024
Birthplace-Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Profession-Reptile Enthusiast, YouTuber
Details about Brian Barczyk’s parents remain undisclosed. However, it is known that his father worked as a businessman, while his mother was a homemaker.
In 1992, Brian tied the knot with Lori, marking a marriage that has spanned over 30 years. The couple first crossed paths while both were studying biology at the University of Michigan. Lori, an integral part of The Reptarium, actively manages finances and oversees daily operations. With a substantial following of over 35,000 on her Instagram page, Lori contributes significantly to the success and operation of The Reptarium.
The couple has been blessed with two children, Noah and Jade, both of whom share a keen interest in reptiles, actively participating in their care and fascination.
Brian’s passion for animals sparked at the age of two during a visit to the zoo. From then on, he dedicated himself to nurturing his love for animals, particularly reptiles.
Brian entered the YouTube scene in 2011, featuring prominently on channels like SnakeBytesTV. His collaborations extended to working with fellow YouTubers such as Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Marshmello, Liza Koshy, MrBeast, and Coyote Peterson.
At the time of his passing, Brian Barczyk’s estimated net worth was around $5 million.
Cause of Death
Brian Barczyk, a globally recognized animal enthusiast and owner of The Reptarium in Utica, has passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. The Reptarium announced his death, describing him as an “exceptional individual” whose passion for reptiles and wildlife, coupled with his unwavering commitment to education, touched countless hearts globally. Barczyk, with over 5 million YouTube subscribers, shared his animal adventures in videos and vlogs.
Diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer in February 2023, which rapidly progressed to Stage 4, he openly shared his health journey with fans. Barczyk, in an emotional farewell video earlier this month, expressed gratitude to his supporters and revealed plans for the LegaSea Aquarium expansion. He acknowledged entering hospice care and emphasized his family’s commitment to continuing his projects. The community is invited to a public memorial walk-through to honor his life on January 16 at Heritage Church in Sterling Heights.