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RIP Ben Potter: YouTube comic star dies at 40 after ‘unfortunate accident’

YouTube star Ben Potter, also known as Comicstorian, has died. He was 40 years old.

Ben’s wife, Nathalie Potter, announced the heartbreaking news on X (formerly known as Twitter), revealing that her husband died on June 8 following an “unhappy accident.”

“For many of you, he was a comic book artist, presenting stories from many different media,” she wrote. “To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive people you could ask for.”

She continued: “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 his 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.”

Nathalie also talked about her sadness after the tragic death of her husband.

“He was my world and I need time to be with my friends and family. I have many things to think about, but first I have to grieve,” she said. “I ask you to 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.

Ben launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and has since accumulated over 3 million subscribers. He was best known for creating radio plays based on comic books, although he also published his reviews and opinions on various comics and superhero products, especially those related to Marvel and DC, according to New York Post Office.

According to Nathalie, Ben’s YouTube channel was “one of his proudest achievements,” and she and his team plan to continue it.

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

She concluded: “We supported each other in everything we wanted to do and I have no intention of stopping now.”

Ben’s most recent video was posted on Friday, June 7 – the day before his death.