Daniel Desmond Amofah AKA Etika was a popular Nintendo gamer, Streamer and a famous YouTuber known for his quirky and over the top reaction content on Youtube as well as Twitch. He was found dead last Tuesday. Police ruled the cause of death as drowning. He was only 29.
The Famous Youtuber Drowned In The East River Of New York
Etika had been missing for a few days prior to his death. A search party had been organized after worried fans brought light to his disappearance. He had been behaving strangely and had uploaded an apology video before going off the grid. His personal effects such as his backpack, wallet, and phone were discovered on the pedestrian walkway of the Manhattan bridge from where he jumped to his death.
That was the title of the last video Etika uploaded on his youtube channel where he discussed his suicidal thoughts and apologized to everyone he thought he had wronged. He even teared up in the video worrying a lot of his fans who were concerned about his well being.
A Multi-Talented Guy, Gone Too Soon
Before he starting his career as a Youtuber, Etika dabbled in modeling and rapping. It was only after 2012 when he became a famous youtuber.
He Called His Fans The Joy-Con Boyz
It is hard to believe that a guy who brought happiness and joy to millions of people through his videos ended up as a victim of depression.
His Death Has Triggered Mass Revelations About The Mental Health Of Streamers
Many fans have come forward with their own experience and opinions about how Etika’s situation could have been handled better.
Etika Had Been Acting Very Irrationally On Social Media The Last Few Years
His main channel was deleted after he uploaded adult content on it which goes against youtube policy. He was also banned from Twitch for using homophobic speech. He bought a gun and threatened to use it on himself in April, blocked his close friends on social media and even live-streamed himself getting detained by New York police officers.
Fans Have Petitioned For His Channel To Be Restored
More than 400,000 people have already signed a change.org petition which is aimed at youtube asking it to restore the famous youtuber on its platform.