Popular YouTuber Comicstorian Dead At 40 After 'Unfortunate Accident'

By Jason Hall

June 11, 2024

Photo: @Comicstorian/Instagram

Popular YouTuber Ben Potter, who gained more than 3.1 million subscribers under his online moniker of 'Comicstorian,' has died at the age of 40 following an "unfortunate accident," his wife, Nathalie Potter, revealed in a post shared on his X account Monday (June 10).

"Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident," Nathalie wrote. "To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for. As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and he'd reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it."

Nathalie didn't provide additional details on the "unfortunate accident" or reveal her husband's cause of death in the statement. Potter launched his YouTube account showcasing his love of comics, which included opinions, reviews and analysis of comic books and film adaptations in 2014 and collaborated with DC, Marvel, Sony and Warner Bros. over the years, according to his social media accounts.

"His channel was one of his greatest accomplishments, and while we all need our time to mourn him, I know he wouldn't want it to end like this. Ben spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies. It was through his love of exciting stories and well written characters that got him started on YouTube," Nathalie added.

Potter also had a gaming channel called Eligible Monster Gaming, which had nearly 200,000 subscribers and a vlog and manga channel, Mangastorian, which showcased comics and graphic novels from Japan, the New York Post reported. Nathalie said she and Ben's team planned to continue his popular YouTube channel as a way to honor his legacy.

"The team and I want to keep that going," Nathalie wrote. "To honor him by continuing to tell great stories by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive. We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I'm not about to stop now."

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