When a YouTuber dies, it can be so shocking. Even if we follow them on social media, it’s common to think that they are just taking a break until we hear news of their passing. Several famous YouTubers who died were still young. Some died while filming, others suffered from cancer, and few have tragically taken their own lives. You might be surprised by who you’ll find on this list of deceased YouTubers like: XXXTentacion, Technoblade, Etika, Christina Grimmie, and Edd Gould
Famous YouTubers who died
It’s really sad reading about these YouTubers. No matter what they were talking about in their channels, there’s one common thing between most of them; they didn’t consider death as an option, they seemed to fully enjoy what they were doing. All of a sudden they leave us as if they were never among us.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy known to the world as xxxtentacion was a Floridian rapper and songwriter. Unlike other musicians with YouTube channels, Jahseh a frequently accessed his accounts upload personalized content outside of his brand, such as vlogs and, to the delight of his fans, gaming videos. The hip hop community was largely split on xxxtentacion.
On one side of the fence people denounced him force unforgivable acts of violence, such as when he allegedly battered his pregnant girlfriend. On the other side, many appreciated him for his unconventional style despite his shortcomings as a person.
Unfortunately, For Jahseh the reactions to his death would prove to be just as polarizing as the reactions to his life.
On June 18th 2018, while leaving a motorbike dealership, two men blocked his car and demanded his possessions at gunpoint. A short skirmish ensued which resulted in him being shot several times in the neck.
The County Sheriff’s Office later confirmed he died immediately. Since his murder his estate has released dozens of pre-recorded songs on his channel.
We cannot talk about the streamers that highlighted “Minecraft” the best, without mentioning Technoblade. His real name is Alex, a YouTuber who rose to fame live-streaming his gaming, garnering 15.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He was only 23 when he passed away on June 30, 2022, due to sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer called.
One day in 2021, TechnoBlade uploaded a video to explain his absence. He had cancer in his arm. TechnoBlade underwent numerous treatments and surgeries to combat this. But in June 2022, a video on his channel titled “so long nerds” was uploaded. Within, TechnoBlade’s father read from a script written by the YouTuber eight hours before his death, thanking fans for his happy life.
“Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this, I am dead,” he said. “Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had another 100 lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time, as those were the happiest years of my life.”
Desmond Amofah was best known by his online name Etika. He started his career as a rapper in 2007 before moving on to streaming on YouTube in 2012. Etika’s content was primarily personality driven.
In 2018 people began to notice some troubling behavior from Etika; In October of that year, he posted a pornographic video to his YouTube channel which caused it to be terminated.
Also, in April of 2019, he did the same thing on a second channel with the same results. Around that time, he began posting some concerning things on his Twitter account such as: it’s my turn to die.
On April 29th, Etika live streamed himself on Instagram being arrested. Later that same week, he would be arrested again this time assaulting a police officer.
Unfortunately, On June 19th 2019, Etika posted a video entitled: I’m sorry, in which he talked about his mental health struggles throughout his life. This video had a troubling tone of finality to it, and Desmond disappeared shortly after the video was uploaded.
Concerns rose when a backpack full of his belongings were found on the Manhattan Bridge. A few days later, a body was found in Manhattan’s East River, which officials tragically soon confirmed belonged to Desmond.
Youtuber that died
Kevin Samuels was an American YouTuber and dating coach. He was willingly controversial in his views on the role of women and relationships in general. Samuels had 1.66 million subscribers on the platform, where he often focused on dating and relationships. Critics often saw his opinions as attacks on women.
Samuels, who described himself as an image and life-style consultant, shared YouTube videos with his more-than-a-million followers discussing topics mainly related to dating and relationships.
His opinions often sparked outrage. He also stirred up controversy over videos where he rated women’s appearances based on their looks and dress size. Some people think that his advice was toxic and misogynistic while other consider his content to be beneficial and wise.
Kevin Samuels managed to build an image of a hypermasculinity authority and he became a TikTok phenomenon after his death in 2022.
Christina Grimmie started her YouTube channel in 2009 at the age of 15. Performing covers of pop songs. she quickly found popularity online with her biggest break coming in 2014 when she appeared as a contestant on the reality singing competition The Voice.
Her natural talents and friendly personality won over the hearts of both the judges and the audience. With the support of mainstream singers like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Christina was able to finish in third place.
This is what truly spring boarded her to mainstream success, as she signed a deal with Island Records and began going on several tours.
Sadly, during a meet-and-greet after a show in Orlando, Christina was gunned down by a crazed and delusional fan who believed he was the love of her life.
After her death, hundreds of thousands of celebrities and fans took to the Internet to mourn the loss of this rising star in the world of music. Since Christina’s passing her family and boyfriend have released a few albums in her honor.