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Blogger Laura Merritt Walker shares that her 3-year-old son died after a ‘tragic accident’

The news comes less than four months after the Merritt & Style co-founder honored son Callahan on his third birthday.
/ Source: TODAY

Laura Merritt Walker announced the death of her 3-year-old son, Callahan, after a "tragic accident."

Merritt Walker, who collaborates with sister Cristie Merritt Taylor on the lifestyle blog Merritt & Style, shared the news of her youngest son's passing Feb. 12 on Instagram.

"We are completely broken-hearted to share that we lost our precious Callahan in a tragic accident last week. He was such a blessing and brought so much joy to our whole family," she wrote alongside images and a video of her little boy.

Laura Merritt Walker and son Callahan
Laura Merritt Walker has announced the death of her 3-year-old son, Callahan, after a "tragic accident." @merrittandstyle via Instagram

The Texas-based blogger said she and husband David Walker, with whom she shares Callahan and two older sons named Chamberlain and Beckham, were "shattered" by their youngest son's death.

"Cal-Bear was absolutely adored by his big brothers and loved them beyond measure. As parents we are completely shattered at the loss of our baby boy," she wrote, adding that she took comfort in the idea that Callahan was now "held in the arms of Jesus."

A rep for the Frisco Police Department in Texas confirmed to TODAY.com that officers "responded to a drowning call" that involved Merritt Walker and her husband.

Laura Merritt Walker and son Callahan
The Texas-based blogger's heartbreaking post comes less than four months after she wished her son a happy 3rd birthday in a loving Instagram tribute.@merrittandstyle via Instagram

Merritt Walker concluded her post by telling fans her followers, "We would be honored to have your prayers for peace and strength over our family during this impossible time."

On Feb. 18, Merritt Walker spoke out for the first time since announcing her son's death to thank her followers for their support and share a playlist titled “Cal Bear” that “has been on repeat” in her home.

“We are humbled by the love and support of this community. Thank you for your love, messages and prayers for our whole family. We cannot tell how grateful we are and how they are helping carry us through the impossible," she said on her Instagram story.

Laura Merritt Walker speaks out after her son's death.
Laura Merritt Walker speaks out after her son's death.@merrittandstyle

Several well-known lifestyle influencers shared their condolences in the comments of Merritt Walker's post.

"All the moms on the internet are surrounding you with a massive hug. There is nothing we can say to stop the pain. We are just so sorry," wrote authors Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer, who host the "Cat & Nat" podcast.

"I don’t even have words right now. No parent should ever have to go this.. praying for you and your family," wrote blogger Caitlin Covington.

Merritt Walker's heartbreaking post comes less than four months after she shared a loving tribute on Instagram in honor of Callahan's 3rd birthday.

The tribute contained videos of her the smiling little boy dressed in blue-and-white pajamas while playing with a large blue No. 3 balloon.

She wrote on the footage, "POV: It's your Baby Boy's birthday."