YouTube celebrity "Etika" found dead after concerning YouTube video post

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    Desmond Amofah, more commonly known to many as the YouTube personality Etika has been found dead, after going missing six days ago. Concerns rose when the man uploaded a video to his YouTube channel where he talked about depression and suicide. Yesterday, it was confirmed that Etika's belongings were found laying along the edge of a bridge in Manhattan. A police investigation was opened, which resulted in the authorities pulling a deceased male from a nearby river. The New York Police Department then later confirmed that the body did in fact belong to Desmond Amofah. The YouTuber showed previous signs of distress, as when he entirely deleted his YouTube account earlier this year, to the shock of his massive online fanbase. Etika rose to YouTube fame by playing Nintendo games, having almost a million subscribers. He died at the young age of 29.

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  1. Darth Meteos

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  2. shaunj66

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    Incredibly sad, what a horrible string of events.

    Please take yours and others mental health seriously, people.
     
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    NO NO NO THIS HAS TO BE FAKE! THERE CAN'T BE ANOTHER DEAD CELEBRITY! THERE JUST CAN'T BE!
     
  6. yusuo

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    I didn't know of the guy, never watched one of his videos however its never a good thing when people can't find the help they need.

    If anyone here ever finds themselves in a similar position to Etika, please message anyone you can, I may not know you but if you ever need to talk, I'm always available for a chat.
     
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    Damn... My condolences to his friends and family.
     
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    Sad. He was in a downward spiral. We knew. Powerless.
     
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    I'm really sad to hear this. I've been very closely following the events the past few days ever since he posted his suicide video note. I met the guy at AnimeNYC last year, and he was incredibly humble, chill, and just a super fucking awesome person to meet. It hits closer to home now because that took away the feeling of him "just being a YouTube personality" for me, and legitimize the fact that there is (well, was...) a living, breathing human behind the channel.

    Gonna miss everything that he brings to the Nintendo community and his fan base. Gonna miss him.

    Rest in fucking peace, my dude. So sad to see you go. #JOYCONBOYZ gonna hold it down out here forever, bet.

    somewhat NSFW selfie of me and him. Rest in peace

    Edit - also, for everyone here reading this, I'm on GBAtemp daily. I may not be able to provide legitimate, licensed help, but if you need someone to vent to, to chat with, whatever, shoot me a PM. I'm always around to talk.
     
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  10. Oleboy555

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    another legend has passed on.. RIP
     
  11. Essasetic

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    Wow, I was really hoping this was a stunt. But no. He jumped off a bridge and killed himself. Please, if anybody is considering suicide or self-harm. Seek help!

    Hotlines can be found in this URL: https://t.co/EC2mKZsbZ7?amp=1

    MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IS NOT A JOKE!

    (and shame on the people who pretended he was dead a few days before this).
     
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    Knew it only because of the reaction videos, but Man, that's really sad :(
    Condolences, it seemed such a nice dude...
     
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    i didn't think he would actually do it. : (
    rest in piece etika, you will be missed.
    i feel really bad for his friends and family
     
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    Etika is our boy...... forever
     
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    I was hoping so hard that he was okay, this man gave me so many laughs...
    Etika I really hope you rest in peace [​IMG]<3 my thoughts go to his family.
     
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    Damn, this really hits me deeply because of how the events where being happening. I don't know what else to say...
     
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    Guess there's something u can't buy with money or fame: it's HAPPINESS.
     
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    Was hoping this was some sick joke. Watched a few of his Vids, the fake switch was too good. Sad that someone so young left like this..
     
  19. Aldoria

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    it really hits me hard, so sad damn
    Rest in peace ...
     
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