YouTuber Desmond 'Etika' Amofah Found Dead In New York


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.

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.

https://youtu.be/vjR9JTmCRMY

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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