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YouTube star Ben Potter dies in ‘unfortunate accident’ aged 40

YouTube star Ben Potter has died in an “unfortunate accident” at age 40.

Ben, who was known as Comicstorian on the video-sharing platform, had amassed a huge following on the site.

The 40-year-old had 3 million YouTube subscribers and had posted more than 3,900 clips over the course of his career.

Ben Potter

Ben’s wife Nathalie Potter released a statement to X, following his unexpected death: “Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident,’ Nathalie said in a statement on the Comicstorian Twitter page.

“To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums.”

“To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for.”

“He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay.”

“He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

“He was my world and I need time to be with friends and family, I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve.”

Ben Potter

“I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

“While we all need our time to mourn him, I know he wouldn’t want it to end like this, Ben spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies.”

“It was through his love of exciting stories and well-written characters that got him started on YouTube.”

Ben Potter

Nathalie added that she and Ben’s colleagues “want to keep that going” and honor the late creator “by continuing to tell great stories by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive.”

“We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I’m not about to stop now.”

Fans of the late YouTuber commented on the X announcement to share their condolences.

One user wrote: “Incredibly heart breaking, Comicstorian was an absolutely incredible YouTuber that pioneered so much and got so many people into reading comics. Devastating news. Rest in peace.”

Another penned: “I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Benny long but from the short time we were friends I could tell he was a genuinely great person and individual.”

“He was one of the best parts of the platform. Never shied away from showing how passionate he was about things he was genuinely interested in. I’m very thankful for the time I knew him.”

A third commented: “Oh my god. Ben was such a legend and got me into so many stories. I’m so sorry for your loss and my condolences to you and your loved ones”



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