- The New York Police Department confirmed on Tuesday that Desmond Amofah, 29, a YouTuber known as Etika, has been found dead.
- The YouTuber had been missing since Wednesday after uploading a video to his channel expressing suicidal intentions. The video has since been removed.
- Amofah, best known for gaming commentary, had tweeted earlier this month about a “mental breakdown.”
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The New York Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that Desmond Amofah, the YouTuber known by his social-media handle, Etika, has been found dead. He had been missing since Wednesday.
Amofah, 29, had amassed a YouTube following of over 130,000 subscribers, along with a Twitter audience of over 327,000 followers. The NYPD had confirmed the YouTuber’s disappearance in a tweet on Thursday asking for any information on Amofah’s whereabouts.
We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased. https://t.co/sedwZZxglw
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 25, 2019
On Saturday, police sources told the New York Post that a bag and a mobile phone believed to belong to Amofah were found by the Manhattan Bridge.
Amofah on Wednesday uploaded a video on YouTube, which has since been taken down, in which he expressed suicidal thoughts and referred to his “stained legacy.”
In October, Amofah uploaded pornographic content to his YouTube channel, which was subsequently suspended. He later apologised for worrying fans. Earlier this month, he tweeted about having a “mental breakdown.”
Other social-media personalities, including Daniel “Keemstar” Keem, who had drawn attention to Amofah’s well-being and disappearance, expressed condolences on Twitter on Tuesday.
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