It has been three years since the popular YouTuber died, Etika will always reside in the hearts of friends, family as well as his beloved fans. The YouTube personality whose real name is Daniel Desmond Amofah is a famous video game YouTuber who has fans from all around the world. He became the idol for many and the gamer was quite the name in the industry. However, the sudden death of the YouTuber had shaken the community due to alarming news. But fans are still struggling to figure out how Etika died. Is the cause of death truly the reason for his sudden demise or was it something else? The reports surrounding his death are out and we have the exact reason.
Who Was YouTuber Etika?
Desmond Daniel Amofah established his online personality and came to be known by the name, Etika. He was most famous for his reaction videos and Nintendo Direct presentations on YouTube. Over the course of his YouTube career, he had gathered over 145 million views and had more than 1.3 million subscribers on the platform. Before starting his career on YouTube, he was on Twitch. Etika was also a model and rapper before establishing himself as a renowned YouTube personality. He was residing in a posh area of Brooklyn, New York City. He started uploading videos on YouTube in 2006 and his career changed forever when he launched “EWNetwork” (Etika World Network). This gave him an identity on the internet and fans were obsessed with his videos. Etika did carefully build his empire before losing everything to his sudden death.
How Did The YouTuber Etika Die?
Everything might seem glamorous and happy from the outside but you will never know the real truth that the individual is going through. Etika seemed to have a happening and sorted life with money, fame, and great personal life. But it was all he portrayed as he had a lot going on. Etika committed suicide on 19th June 2019 when he jumped on the East River in New York City. The Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the report claims Etika did jump off the Manhattan Bridge which resulted in drowning. His friends and family had no clue. As a matter of fact, authorities found his body on 24th June 2019 and he had a backpack with him along with a phone. It is suspected to be his.
YouTuber Desmond Amofah, aka Etika, has died at the age of 29. pic.twitter.com/fE3fGshesQ
— IGN (@IGN) June 25, 2019
Etika’s memorial account posted a tweet dedicating it to the start on 19th June 2022.
“It’s now been 3 years since the passing of Desmond “Etika” Amofah. Hard to believe it has already been this long. Thank you everyone for the support.” “The Joycon Boyz will continue to strive. Take care of yourself, and look out for one another. Be there for the ones that need it.”
Why Did Etika Commit Suicide? The Cryptic Post Before His Death
Etika did post content on his YouTube channel that concerned many of his fans. He not only talked about his mental health but also opened up about death. Just before committing suicide, Etika uploaded an apology video where he admitted his struggles with mental illness and how he has been feeling suicidal. He stated, “I’ve lived an incredible life filled with thrills and happiness.”
“Even though I always was an odd ball out, I used that as my strength and brought together an incredible community of insane wild bois just like me.”
“God I’ll miss you all so much.”
He concluded by saying, “My time ends now, but if there is a way for me to, I’ll send you all as many blessings as I can from the other side.”
Later YouTube did remove this video but the main root of this problem hasn’t been addressed. If people would have been more active towards his final post, then they could have prevented something so dangerous from happening. The world has lost one of the talented young souls that cannot be replaced but we hope to prevent any further incidents.
Recently, a huge number of social media personalities have committed suicide due to mental health issues. And it is only rising in the upcoming times. Etika might have taken his life but if proper measures were taken in due time, he would have been still with us even today. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, then seek immediate help and live your life to the fullest.
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