Clayton Soyka, a friend of Justin Bieber’s family, dies suddenly as the singer’s father, Jeremy, pays a heartfelt tribute to the young sales executive
Justin Bieber’s family friend Clayton Soyka has passed away suddenly — and the singer’s father, Jeremy, paid an emotional tribute to the young sales executive.
Jeremy, 47, posted a flashback to the pair attending a UFC match in December 2018, as he revealed that Clayton – who was believed to be in his mid-twenties – had “struggled” before his death.
Jeremy wrote, “Always had a soft spot for you. Always seen the battle in your eyes. If you only knew that it always gets better. You will be missed. Goodbye @claytonsoyka rest in peace.”
Clayton worked as an executive in Biebers’ hometown, Ontario, Canada. His cause of death is currently unknown.
His last Instagram post was shared on Jan. 29 with the caption, “Silence is violence.”
Tragic loss: Clayton Soyka, Justin Bieber’s family friend, has passed away suddenly – as the singer’s father, Jeremy (L), pays an emotional tribute to the young sales executive (pictured together in 2019)
Clayton memorably attended Jeremy’s February 2018 wedding to wife Chelsey in Jamaica, which was attended by Justin and his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Clayton shared snaps with Selena, now 30, of the festivities.
In 2015, he posted a photo of Justin and the Bieber clan playing sports with the caption, “Shout out to @justinbieber and the Bieber family for putting me in the family game, you guys rock.”
Clayton is said to have been friends with Jeremy and Chelsey for many years.
Musician Diogo Snow paid tribute to Clayton with a photo of the pair cuddling.
He wrote: RIP my brother, you’ve gone too soon!’ in an emotional post
At the time: Clayton memorably attended Jeremy’s February 2018 wedding to wife Chelsey in Jamaica, which was attended by Justin and his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez
Musician Diogo Snow paid tribute to Clayton with a photo of the pair cuddling
observation; Justin was spotted in LA the day news broke that Clayton had passed away
Sighting: Hailey Bieber, 26, was spotted braving the rainy Los Angeles weather on Tuesday
Meeting: The founder of Rhode Skin was seen arriving at a media office wearing jeans and an olive green jacket. She wore a peaked baseball cap and dark sunglasses