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Famous YouTuber Ben Potter dies at the age of 40 after a “tragic accident”.

YouTube sensation Ben Potter, known to his three million subscribers as Comicstorian, died at the age of 40 on June 8, 2024, his wife Nathalie confirmed in a statement on X (formerly Twitter). Nathalie described his death as an “unhappy accident” without providing further details.

Ben rose to prominence on his Comicstorian channel, where he narrated comic book radio plays, delving into the intricate worlds of the Marvel and DC Universe. His engaging storytelling style has won praise from fans around the world.

“For many of you, he was a comic book artist, telling stories from many different media. To those closest to him, he was one of the best and most supportive people you could ask for,” said Nathalie, expressing the profound impact Ben had on both his listeners and those closest to him.

Describing him as a loving husband, son, brother and friend, Nathalie recalled Ben’s unwavering support and contagious humor. She highlighted his role as a pillar of strength for his loved ones and highlighted his ability to bring joy to others.

“He was our rock and comforted his loved ones whenever they needed it,” Nathalie reflected on Ben’s compassionate nature, emphasizing the depth of their loss.

In her message, Nathalie asked for privacy during this difficult time of mourning. She recognized the importance of preserving Ben’s legacy, especially his YouTube channel, which she described as one of his greatest achievements.

“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 this way,” Nathalie confirmed, expressing her determination to continue Ben’s passion for storytelling.

Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and has gained a massive following of over 3 million subscribers.
Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and has gained a massive following of over 3 million subscribers. PHOTO: @Comicstorian/Instagram

Ben’s influence extended beyond his online presence, as evidenced by numerous tributes from fellow creators and fans. O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff, expressed his condolences, recognizing Ben’s impact on YouTube and expressing gratitude for his contributions to the community.

“Prayers to his loved ones. Long live Ben Potter,” Jackson Jr. concluded, encouraging others to cherish their loved ones in light of Ben’s death.

Comic book writer Scott Snyder also paid tribute, remembering Ben’s infectious love of comics and offering his family his heartfelt condolences.

Ben Potter’s legacy as a Comicstorian extends beyond his YouTube channel, leaving an indelible mark on the online community and beyond. While fans mourn his untimely death, his passion for storytelling and his generosity will continue to resonate with audiences around the world.