YouTuber Ben Potter has died at the age of 40 after an ‘unfortunate accident’

Posted: 10:30 PDT, June 11, 2024

Ben Potter, the YouTube personality known as The Comicsstorian, yes He died. He was 40 years old.

According to his wife Natalie Potter, who shared the news on X (formally on Twitter), Ben died on June 8 as a result of an “unhappy accident.”

“Two days ago, on June 8, my husband Ben Potter died in an unfortunate accident,” the message began. “For many of you, he was a comic book artist, telling stories through many different media. 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 or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and sincere. He was someone who listened and made time for his loved ones. He did his best to make everyone laugh and make sure everything was okay. He was our rock and he was. he calmed his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

Ben Potter’s death was confirmed by his wife Natalie.Mike Coppola/Getty Images in YouTube shorts

The statement continued: “He was my world and I need time to spend with friends and family. I have so many things to deal with, but first I have to grieve. Please respect my privacy, as well as the privacy of everyone else” My priority right now is preserving everything he has built, and I have no plans beyond that.

Natalie continued her message by saying that she and Ben’s team intend to find a way to keep his legacy alive.

“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 wrote. “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. Together with the team, we want to continue this. To honor him, we continue to work together to tell great stories of great people and 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 – Nathalie Potter.”

No other details regarding his death have been revealed at this time.

Ben was remembered by his Comicstorian co-host, Hassan Khadair, in a post on X.

“There are no words that can truly describe how devastating this loss is. Ben was my favorite YouTuber, my messiest co-worker, my mentor, and one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I will carry @Comicstorian with me forever,” he wrote alongside a series of photos of himself and his late friend.

DC Studios CEO and filmmaker James Gunn also addressed the threads to mark the loss. Hassan shared the interaction, noting that “Benny would be very happy to see James Gunn talking about him.”

After a fan asked if he had heard the news of Ben’s death, James wrote: “Yes. I am sorry to hear it. My heartfelt sympathies go to his family and friends.”

Ben was also remembered by his fans in the comic book community through comments on social media and comments on his YouTube videos.

Ben’s YouTube account Comicstorian, where he frequently discusses Marvel and DC comics, has over 3.01 million subscribers and each of his videos has thousands of likes. The last video he uploaded was three days before he died Why DC Reboots Are Beating Marvel.