Police confirm that YouTuber Desmond 'Etika' Amofah has been found deceased

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YouTube personality Etika, who was most well known for his Nintendo-themed videos on both YouTube and Twitch, has sadly been found deceased. Etika was only 29.

The news was confirmed by the New York Police Department on Twitter.

Etika was first reported missing six days ago. Yesterday, on Monday the 24th of June, his belongings were found on Manhattan Bridge in New York.

On the 19th of June, he had uploaded an eight-minute long video to his secondary YouTube channel, TR1Iceman, simply titled “I’m sorry”, in which he apologised for his actions and spoke about his suicidal thoughts.

In the video, Etika also issued a warning about social media and the negative effects it can have on people and their mental health.

YouTube has since taken the video down, as it violates their terms of service, but it has been reuploaded by several other people.

Our hearts go out to Etika and anyone affected by this tragedy.

If you’ve been suffering with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, we implore you to seek help. You can find a list of U.S. Suicide Hotlines here, organised by state, and international Suicide Hotlines here, organised by country.

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