Lowcountry man known as 'Angry Grandpa' on YouTube passes away

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man known as  'Angry Grandpa' on YouTube has passed away.

Charles Green was an internet sensation who lived here in the Lowcountry. Green had roughly three and a half million subscribers on YouTube.

His family says Green beat cancer earlier this year but was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver back in July.

Green died on Sunday. His son, Michael, posted news of his father's passing on the YouTube channel.

"I've never wanted to make this video," he said. "Today, we lost Angry Grandpa."

WARNING: Video contains language some may find offensive.

Green said his father went into the hospital in October and they were prepared to say goodbye, but Angry Grandpa managed to rally in the hospital.

"Somehow, he held on, and he got out of the hospital and he went to rehab and we were able to have Thanksgiving with him," Green said in the video. "And everything looked like it was going great and he got to go home. And that's where he died."

Green thanked fans of the YouTube channel for sticking with them for 10 years, and said that through the channel, he was able to buy his father a house and his dream car, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.

The video also included a clip of the ailing Green recorded shortly before he passed away.

"I love you youngins', hear?" he said.

The video announcing his death had already been seen 4.6 million times by Tuesday afternoon.

A memorial service for Green is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday. The service will be held at Parks Funeral Home, located at 130 W. 1st North Street in Summerville.

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