The gamer was reported missing a week ago
Etika was a popular YouTuber well-known for his Nintendo videos. But he is no more. The 29-year-old’s body was found in the East River, New York. The NYPD confirmed his death on Twitter.
Moreover, the Police Department had been on a look-out for Etika since he went missing. But what’s sad is that everyone feared he was going to suicide. This was because he went AWOL just after posting video exhibiting suicidal thoughts. The YouTuber was 29.
Undoubtedly, the video was later removed by YouTube. They were his last words to the world and his many fans.
Etika’s real name was Desmond Amofah. Sadly, this incident wasn’t an instant one. Amofah had been struggling with mental health issues for a long time. Besides, he went as far to post pornography on in October 2018. Undoubtedly, YouTube deactivated his channel as this stood in violation.
April too brought an episode of erratic tweets. These were after he went live and streamed a standoff with police. Indeed, fans had been in a state of panic. Especially, after Etika’s last video.