It’s with a heavy heart that I report popular YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah has been found dead one week after he went missing.
The 29-year-old went missing on the night of June 19 after he posted an 8-minute video expressing suicidal thoughts.
The now removed video shows him walking through the streets of NYC saying:
I’m sorry, y’all.
I shouldn’t have pushed so many people away. Now, I’ve got nobody.
I’m sorry to those of you who I betrayed.
I’m sorry for leaving such a stained legacy. I hope that my story maybe helps to make YouTube be a better place somehow in the future, to where people know boundaries and limits and how far things should go.
Watch the clip below.
His body was found in the East River on Monday after responding to a call about a person floating in the water near South Street Seaport, a department spokesperson told CBS News.
The YouTubers Creator account tweeted out in remembrance of Etika:
It’s such a sad loss.
My condolences to Etika’s family, fans and all who loved him.
If you are having suicidal thoughts please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1−800−273−TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
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