Popular YouTube Star Dies At 40 From ‘Unfortunate Accident,’ Wife Tells Fans

A popular YouTube star has died unexpectedly at the age of 40, as his wife shared with his more than 3 million subscribers. 

The streamer who went by the name Comicstorian, real name Ben Potter, died on Saturday as the result of “an unfortunate accident,” his wife Nathalie shared in a lengthy update on X.

“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,” she wrote. 

“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,” the YouTube star’s wife went on.

Nathalie added, “I need time to be with friends and family. I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

“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,” she wrote, describing her late husband as someone who “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.”

“The team and I want to keep that going. 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,” Nathalie wrote at the end of the message. “We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I’m not about to stop now.”

Potter had posted more than 4,000 videos on YouTube before his death. The latest upload, “Why DC’s Reboots Beat Marvel,” was shared one day before he died.

He was a self-described comic nerd who also made audio dramas for his channel, in addition to sharing opinions and reviews of comic products, especially those from Marvel and DC.

There was a massive outpouring of love online following the YouTuber’s death. Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. wrote on X, “I am still taking my break from Twitter for personal reasons. But with the news I just got I have to come back say something. Rest in Peace to Comicstorian. I’m heartbroken to hear this news. One of my favorite follows on YouTube, thank you so much for your work man I was a huge fan.”

“Prayers to his loved ones. Long live Ben Potter,” he continued. “Yall be good. Hold your loved ones tight. I’ll see yall soon I hope.

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