Daniel Desmond Amofah, a.k.a. Etika, a famous gaming vlogger with more than 800,000 YouTube supporters, has kicked the bucket at age 29.
The New York Police Department affirmed on Tuesday that a body found on the night of June 24 has been emphatically distinguished as Amofah’s. He had been viewed as absent since June 19, when specialists found and recuperated his possessions, including his cellphone and distinguishing proof. His assets were discovered after a disturbing video titled “I’m Sorry,” which Amofah presented on his optional YouTube channel. In the video, which has since been erased, he talked about his psychological wellness while strolling through Manhattan. He had communicated comparative considerations in past open proclamations like recordings and tweets in the course of recent months
Have you seen Desmond Amofah aka Etika?
He was last heard from June 19 at about 8PM by phone. He is 29 years old, approx 6 feet tall, and 160 lbs. He is a known @YouTube blogger and has many people concerned after a recent video. Call @NYPDTips anonymously with info 800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/SfaDa2OifJ
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 20, 2019
While the NYPD said that it is as yet examining the conditions encompassing Amofah’s passing, he seemed to have been encountering emotional wellness issues for quite a while. Best known for Nintendo-related substance, especially including the battling game establishment Super Smash Bros., Amofah started presenting recordings that appeared on propose self-destructive ideation the previous fall.
In October 2018, he purportedly transferred erotic entertainment to his essential YouTube direct in barefaced dismissal of the stage’s arrangements, bringing about the erasure of substance for him. Following that occurrence, Amofah posted a whimsical video wherein he was by all accounts displaying indications of mental unwellness and left messages via web-based networking media and web networks that frightened a considerable lot of his devotees about his security.
Amofah kept on referencing self-destructive ideation in posts on stages like Reddit and Twitter. In April, he was restricted from the mainstream live-spilling stage Twitch, on which he was likewise a functioning maker, subsequent to posting hostile to Semitic and homophobic substance. He obviously responded to the boycott by live-spilling on Instagram a police reaction to a call at his habitation, where he had purportedly been undermining self-hurt. The police, wearing uproar gear, inevitably entered his home. Amofah was purportedly treated at emotional well-being offices after both the October and April episodes.
Amofah joined YouTube in 2012 and rapidly bacome famous posting comical gaming response recordings. Preceding his YouTube days, he filled in as a model. His fans alluded to themselves as “joycon boyz” tailing one of Etika’s all the more outstanding recordings about the presentation of the Nintendo Switch.In his last, since-erased video, Amofah talked about having pushed away help and of being “expended” by web networks. “Give my story a chance to be one that educates alert on a lot with respect to the web based life crap,” he said. “It will screw you up and give you a picture of what you need your life to be. … Shockingly, it devoured me.”
Companions of Amofah’s and individuals from the gaming and YouTube people group had communicated worries in the past over his emotional wellness and rehashed those worries consistently while Amofah was missing.
After the NYPD affirmed Amofah’s demise, “Etika” turned into Twitter’s top inclining subject worldwide as his supporters grieved. Huge numbers of his supporters likewise changed their profile names to “joycon boyz” in tribute.
There’s this energy you have about yourself that’s unmatched. Despite everything that’s happened, you will never be forgotten.
I’ll never forget the impact you’ve made on me and your JOYCONBOYZ. Thank you for everything and condolences to your family and friends. pic.twitter.com/0GryAzB2qS
— Cy🌀 (@Cybrid101) June 25, 2019