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YouTuber Comicstorian, 40, dies following ‘misadventure’

YouTube star Ben Potter, better known as Comicstorian, has died at the age of 40 “in an unfortunate accident.” On Monday (US time), his wife announced the sad news of his death on social media.

YouTuber comic Ben Potter has died at the age of 40 "unfortunate accident."(Instagram)
YouTuber comic Ben Potter has died at the age of 40 following an ‘unhappy accident’. (Instagram)

Her online statement shows that the American creator of Potter comics died on Saturday, June 8.

Nathalie Potter wrote on the Comicstorian/Mangastorian X/Twitter profile: “Two days ago, on June 8, my husband, Ben Potter, died in an unfortunate accident.”

Appreciating his “loving and authentic” memories, Potter’s wife added: “For many of you, he was a comic book artist, presenting stories through many different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive people you could ask for. As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, and even just a stranger, Ben was loving and sincere. He was a person who could listen and find time for loved ones. He did his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and encouraged his loved ones when they needed it.”

Further asking for privacy, Nathalie stated that her top priority is preserving everything her husband has built. Hauling his YouTube content creation channel as “one of his proudest achievements,” she asked his family for some well-deserved time to mourn his loss.

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“Ben has spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobby. It was his love of exciting stories and well-written characters that got him started on YouTube,” Nathalie Potter further wrote.

As for the future, she insisted that she and the team behind the channel hope to honor Ben’s efforts and memories by “continuing to tell great stories by great people.” Positive about her desire to “keep the memory of our own superhero alive,” the late YouTuber’s wife concluded her long, heartfelt message: “We supported each other in everything we wanted to do, and I have no intention of stopping now.”

About comics

The late internet personality has over three million subscribers on YouTube. Through his @comicstorian channel on the video-sharing platform, he released “comic book audio dramas” where he discussed stories from the Marvel and DC fictional universes.

Potter’s last video on his channel, “Why DC’s Reboots Beat Marvel,” was posted just a day before his death.

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The Internet honors Ben Potter’s legacy

Many well-known creators in the community expressed their condolences to the pioneering comic creator. Paul Tweddle, aka Heavy Spoilers, wrote under the latest Potter film: “Rest in peace, thank you for all your work and for making the comics better.”

Famous internet star Tyrecordslol also commented: “Bro I literally went to this to DESCRIBE EVERY COMICS I didn’t feel like reading! Rest in peace. My condolences go to his wife and family.”

Media personality and CEO of entertainment company Kinda Funny wrote on X: “Oh my god. I’m so sorry, Nathalie. Ben was great. ❤️”

Comic book writer Scott Snyder wrote on Twitter: “Completely stunned and deeply saddened by this news. Benny’s love of comics was contagious and he was great to be around. I offer my sincere condolences to his family.”

Moreover, Ice Cube’s son and American actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. also paid tribute to Comictorian. Breaking his social media hiatus, he shared on X: “I’m still taking a break from Twitter for personal reasons. But after the news I just received, I have to come back and say something.

Rest in Peace Comicstorians. My heart breaks when I hear this news. One of my favorite YouTube followers. Thank you so much for your work man, I was a huge fan.

He prays to his loved ones. Long live Ben Potter.

Be good. Hold your loved ones tight. See you soon, I hope.”