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

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  1. Cylent1

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    Just because I am over 40 does not mean you need to type in extra small letters.
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  2. Borjitasstoi

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    i never watch his conent and i am not eager fan of this guy but i met this person from memes of when he becoming mad and put a random reaction of a videogame but in reality its not the game

    you can tell everyone everything goes fine but you are the only one know what feelings are in your mind
     
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    Good job Issac Newton. You figured it all out. A person that commits suicide is selfish.

    You are part of the problem.

    Someone is so hurt that they go and end their life and you can only think of that it was a selfish thing to do. Talk about adding insult to injury. "You were so hurt by this world and just wanted your pain to end, you selfish piece of shit".
     
  4. Most people won't understand suicide until they have reached that level of depression themselves. Most people here live privileged lives where their parents protect them from the world and they have no idea what suffering is like. There are people that go through unimaginable things that leave permanent emotional scars that won't ever heal. Suicide is something that is impossible to explain to sheltered children of GBAtemp.
     
  5. Ian095

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    I'm going to miss Etika. I loved his streams and would always tune in, made my life less boring having him there.
    I wish more was done for him, I'm sure a lot of us wish we had done more to potentially prevent this.
    Every Nintendo Direct, Smash Direct even will never be the same without his reactions.
    Having seen his apology video it's truly heartbreaking especially with how he felt about his legacy and having let everyone down.
    Here's hoping he's in a better place now, reunited with his brother.
    I can't help but tear up over this, I didn't know him personally but his online presence had a huge impact on me and many others.
    Rest in peace, Desmond.
     
  6. I heard about this in a couple places. Apparently whenever he had a mental breakdown people just laughed or some shit. If your one of the people who did that then fuck you you sick son of a bitch I hope you die in hell
     
  7. Ian095

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    I never participated in it but all of his streams since his mental breakdown (that had the police take him out of his apartment) had people spamming the clown emoji. For the most part, he seemed to shrug it off during the streams, so I didn't think it was bothering him but I guess that was a part of what ultimately got to him in the end. It sucks, I left sensible comments on his streams and if I had known better that he was on edge I definitely would've left a lot more supportive comments throughout. I knew he was going through shit I just didn't believe he would take his own life. I feel that even Keemstar taking him on to DramaAlert to listen to him preach nonsensical things didn't help at all either. If anything it made the situation far worse for Etika. I can't say anyone in particular is at fault though and many people did offer help and support to Desmond during these times. It's just unfortunate that he was going through a lot, wasn't mentally fully there and in the end he felt like he had to end it all because it became too much for him. I wish as a fan I had reached out to him more, earlier in the year I thought of reaching out to him on Twitter but he was pushing people away during those times. I hate knowing how the world works that Desmond will eventually be forgotten like everyone else, I just wish he was still here with us. Maybe those who clowned him will think twice before their actions now suggesting they even actually cared to begin with. It's really saddening, he didn't deserve this at all. I really wish more was done for him so he could still be here with us now. If I ever have any thought that someone is going through similar stuff to Desmond, I'm for sure for now on going to do my absolute best to get in touch with them and offer them help and advice, it really breaks my heart that I didn't do more to try reach Desmond, while there was still time.
     
  8. I read on a different website that he posted pornography on youtube and got demonetized. Is this true?
     
  9. RedBlueGreen

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    That's the problem with the Internet. Somebody says they want to kill themself and people will call them a liar and an attention whore if they don't do it.
     
  10. DuoForce

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    Now this may sound wrong but... I think it’s a good thing that he is dead. Not because I hated him, but because he was suffering from MAJOR mental illness. He is now free from this world. He can now rest. Ride in Paradise, Desmond. Enjoy your eternal rest. I’m glad your suffering is over.
     
  11. Ian095

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    He's had two previous channels I believe in which he got banned from for posting porn and hentai. From what I remember he got banned from Twitch too. His most recent channel is still there but of course, he never saved his streams after and had never uploaded any other content on it so it's just blank. I feel for him, he wasn't in a good place but rules are rules. I wish YouTube would at least bring back his original channel it had some amazing content on it but knowing them, highly doubtful despite there being a petition for it.
     
  12. sks316

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    He spammed pornography to his first YouTube channel, EWNetwork, in an effort to get it terminated. It was, indeed, deleted due to violations of YouTube's Community Guidelines. Some think this is because he disliked his network, BroadbandTV, but others think it was part of the mental illness.
    He later made a second channel, EtikaFRFX, which was also deleted because he spammed NSFW content to it.
     
  13. WD_GASTER2

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    Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be derogatory of him. may he rest in peace.

    I actually met him once in person about a year ago. I dont know if at the time his issues were starting to really get to him but my interaction with him was jarring to say the least. We were in a very public setting with a lot of people and can tell you that he came off as different IRL than behind the camera. However it never struck me as mean spirited but someone who was dealing with problems. I actually watched and enjoyed a few of his vids before all of the controversies started. I remember telling my friends how I walked away with my interaction feeling that he was saying some things in public that i didnt expect a known youtuber to say (again not going to bad mouth him, it just seemed different from the person you saw in his channel)

    regardless. May he rest in peace and if anybody is ever having an issue with depression, please seek someone to help! Things may feel hopeless but you are not alone!
     
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  14. alexander1970

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    Over 14.909 views.NOW he has his attention.......
    ...even if it is too late.

    Where were his "friends" when he needed them most ....

    Shame on humanity......
     
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    "Demonetized". If YouTube deleting the entirety of his channel and videos count as demonetization then sure.
     
  16. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Depression is not a disease you can get like a flu. There is either an existential crisis behind it or the person lost something and couldn't deal with it. Neither of these two things are an "ilness".

    Did he delete the videos himself or was it done by youtube? I know youtube has been deleting many channels resently but I don't think his could be one of them.
     
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    It brought me a good amount of pain to see somebody I wanted to be okay, leave this world. Especially when he brought so much joy.

    It's hard to accept his death. Even as somebody personally that deals with suicidal thoughts and tendencies, it's never a good option. He was simply a man who thought he did do many bad things that didn't deserve forgiveness. He was in pain yet nobody could help him. That's more painful than his own death.

    I'm no religious person, but I do hope he can finally rest, without pain.
     
  18. sks316

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    He was never after attention, he was mentally ill. Mental illness is no joke.

    About his friends, he blocked them all on social media and pushed away any help. His fans called the cops and got him put in mental hospitals, but he was released every time. There was literally nothing anybody could do.
     
  19. Riyaz

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    If you mean his old channels, those were deleted because he uploaded porn on them. The concerning video was deleted by youtube.
     
  20. Coolsonickirby

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    Blocking someone on social media isn't a valid excuse. Anyone can easily open up incognito mode or just make a new account to contact him.

    Check up on him daily?
     
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