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Popular YouTuber and gaming streamer Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, was found dead in New York, confirms the NYPD. The 29-year-old hadn’t been heard from since the evening of June 19th and police had put a call out to the public for anyone with information to come forward.

Etika’s disappearance followed him posting a video on YouTube which fans called “concerning” and “worrying.” In the video, the vlogger apologized to fans for “misleading” them and revealed a desire to end his life. His channel and the video have since been taken down by the platform for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

Over the weekend, a police source told CNN that a backpack and phone believed to belong to Etika were found on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. Police confirmed that his body was found in the East River but no further details have been released.

Fans have taken to Twitter to express sadness and share condolences to Etika’s family over the loss. There have also been messages of hope and calls for the mental health of influencers and other public personalities to be taken seriously.

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