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Popular YouTuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah dead

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Desmond Amofah, the YouTube content creator widely known as Etika, has been found dead, according to a statement from the New York Police Department. A search for the 29-year-old Brooklyn resident began last week when Amofah was reported missing after posting a troubling video on YouTube in which he discussed thoughts of suicide.

YouTube deleted that video citing violations of the site’s community standards, but the video has since been re uploaded by others.


The NYPD confirmed Tuesday that a body pulled from the East River is a YouTube star who has been missing since last week.

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Police say Desmond Amofah’s body was recovered from the water Monday night off Pier 16 in Lower Manhattan.

NYPD confirmed with the tweet

RIP Etika

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