Popular Youtube Star Found Dead At 29

By Peyton Blakemore

June 25, 2019

Desmond Amofah, a popular YouTuber known as Etika, has died at the age of 29.

The NYPD confirmed his passing on Tuesday (June 25) after a nearly week-long search for the Youtube star, who went missing last week after posting a video expressing suicidal thoughts. "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased," the NYPD announced on Twitter.

Etika —who has 239,000 followers on Instagram and 314,0000 on Twitter — was listed as missing on Thursday (June 20), 36 hours after he uploaded the cryptic, since-deleted video to Youtube. "Have you seen Desmond Amofah aka Etika? He was last heard from June 19 at about 8PM by phone," the NYPD's Twitter account wrote on June 20. "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."

On Saturday (June 22), police discovered his belongings — his cell phone, a black and red Nintendo Switch and a laptop bag — on the side of the Manhattan Bridge, as reported by the New York Post.

Etika rose to fame by playing and discussing Nintendo games on Youtube.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit www.speakingofsuicide.com/resources.

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