YouTube ‘comician’ Ben Potter dies at 40 in ‘misadventure’ – KIRO 7 News Seattle

According to, YouTube star Ben Potter, known online as Comicstorian, died “in an unfortunate accident.”

Potter, who was 40, had more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and created comic book radio plays on his Comicstorian account.

His wife Nathalie confirmed in a message on X (formerly Twitter) that he died in an “unhappy accident,” but gave no details about what happened.

“For many of you, he was a comic book artist, telling stories from many different media. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive people you could ask for,” Nathalie said, without giving details of the accident.

“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,” she added.

Nathalie stated that her husband “was my world” and added: “I need time to be with my friends and family. I have so much to think about, but first I need to grieve. Please respect my and everyone else’s privacy. My priority right now is to preserve everything he has built, and I have no plans beyond that.

“His channel was one of his greatest achievements, and while we all need time to mourn him, I know he wouldn’t want it to end like this,” she continued.

Nathalie added that she would continue her husband’s work.

“The team and I want to continue this. To honor him by continuing to tell great stories by great people, and to keep the memory of our own superhero alive. We supported each other in everything we wanted to do and I have no intention of stopping now.”

Among those who paid tribute was O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of Ice Cube. “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,” he wrote on X. “Rest in Peace Comicstorian. 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 big fan.”