YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah found dead

Ghanaian YouTuber Etika commits suicide

Popular YouTube gaming creator, Daniel Desmond Amofah, has been found dead in an apparent suicide by the New York Police Department (NYPD). Amofah who was popularly known as Etika mainly did Nintendo-oriented videos on YouTube.

His body was found by the NYPD in the East River after he had gone missing on June 19.

Reports say he had been publicly battling mental health issues for a long period of time. Etika Amofah’s mental health issues became more severe over the last 10 months when he started uploading violating videos to his YouTube channel.

Also on popular live stream platform, Twitch, Amofah posted an anti-Semitic and homophobic content, which also got him banned. He was an active creator on that platform as well. Later, he was later to a mental health facility.

Amofah in April live-streamed on Instagram a police response to his home because he allegedly threatened to harm himself. He was then admitted to a mental facility to give him some help.

According to his ex-girlfriend, Alice Pika, Etika assaulted a police officer in May and was admitted to a local hospital.

Other creators from the YouTube and Twitch communities tried to give him some help when he went off-grid since June 19. Daniel Keemstar sent a tweet to him to at least let people know that he was alive at the time of his disappearance.

“Listen man if you can see this right now please let the internet know you are alive”

“Yes some people will be mad but trust me way more people will be happy to know you are alive and safe somewhere.”

People are now asking YouTube to re-upload Etika’s final video (since deleted) alongside numbers for suicide helplines.

Daniel “Etika” Amofah was born in Brooklyn to a former Ghanaian politician, Emmanuel Owuraku Amofah. His father is, allegedly, a relative of the current president of Ghana, President Akuffo-Addo.


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