Body Of Missing Brooklyn YouTube Personality And Gamer Etika Found By Police

Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah

We are saddened to report that popular YouTube gaming vlogger, Desmond Amofah, known online as “Etika,” was found dead by New York police on Tuesday.

He was reported missing last week. Amofah was just 29-years-old.

Amofah posted YouTube videos and live-streams focused on Nintendo games and other titles.

Body Of Missing Brooklyn YouTube Personality And Gamer Etika Found By Police
New York Post

The New York Police Department confirmed in a tweet that Amofah was found dead. His body was pulled from the East River.

According to The New York Post, Amofah’s wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all located in the area.

He had been last heard from on June 19 at about 8 p.m. Police began searching for him the next day after Amofah posted a video on YouTube video saying goodbye and apologizing for his wrongdoings. 

The video has since been removed from the site.

However fellow Youtuber KeemStar has tweeted that the video should be re-uploaded. He argued that his Amofah’s final sentiments should not be silenced.

“Please restore Etika’s “I’m sorry” video. It’s the mans final words. They should not be deleted!” the vlogger wrote.

Body Of Missing Brooklyn YouTube Personality And Gamer Etika Found By Police

A day before he was reported as missing, Amofah had posted an eight-minute video to his YouTube channel TR1Iceman.

“I’m sorry for leaving such a stained legacy,” he said in the video, which has been reposted many times on different platforms. “I hope that my story maybe helps to make YouTube a better place in the future where people know boundaries and limits and how far things should go.”

Last year, Amofah’s primary YouTube account was terminated for “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content.”

After uploading porn to his channel, Amofah posted a message on Reddit saying in part, “And now, it’s my turn to die. I love you all.”

Body Of Missing Brooklyn YouTube Personality And Gamer Etika Found By Police

Etika fans have launched a petition on Change.orgasking YouTube to restore his channel “so we can remember his legacy.”

Amofah’s TR1Iceman channel on YouTube currently has 134,000 subscribers, while his Twitter account has 332,000 followers and his Instagram has 273,000.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline operates a free and confidential 24-hour service at 800-273-8255 for anyone thinking about suicide. 

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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