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YouTuber Comicstorian dead at 40 after ‘unfortunate accident’ 

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Beloved YouTuber Ben Potter, known as the Comicstorian online, has died in an “unfortunate accident.”

He was 40 years old.

“Two days ago, on June 8, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident,” said his wife, Nathalie Potter. job on his X account on Monday.

Beloved YouTuber Ben Potter, known as the Online Comicstorian, has died at age 40 after an “unfortunate accident.”

“To many of you, he was a comicstorian, expressing stories in many different mediums. To those closest to him, he was one of the best and most supportive people anyone could ask for,” the grieving widow wrote to her fans.

Nathalie explained how her husband was the “rock” of their family off-camera, and he always did “his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay.”

“As a husband, son, brother, friend or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who listened and took time for those close to him,” she wrote.

“His channel was one of his greatest accomplishments, and while we all need time to mourn him, I know he wouldn’t want it to end like this.”

Potter’s wife shared that she and her team plan to maintain his channel to “pay tribute to him by continuing to tell great stories written by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our own superhero alive.”

His wife, Nathalie Potter, explained that off camera, her husband was the “rock” of their family and always did “his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay.” @Comicstorian/X

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

The cause of his death remains unknown.

Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and has gained a huge following of over three million subscribers in the years since.

He developed his love for comics by creating audio dramas for his YouTube channel.

The self-proclaimed comic book nerd has also shared videos on the channel expressing his opinions, reviews, and in-depth analyzes of various comic books and superhero products, including those from Marvel and DC films.

Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and has gained a huge following of over three million subscribers in the years since. @Comicstorian/Instagram

The superhero enthusiast also owned a gaming channel called Eligible Monster Gaming with nearly 200,000 subscribers, where he discussed the “video game history” of fan-favorite franchises like “Assassin’s Creed” and “Resident Evil.” .

Potter also had a self-titled vlog and manga channel, Mangastorian, which features comics or graphic novels from Japan.

His opinions and ideas on comic books and video games made him a beloved figure online, with many of his fans expressing sadness at the news of his death.

The self-proclaimed comic book nerd has also shared videos on the channel expressing his opinions, reviews, and in-depth analyzes of various comic books and superhero products, including those from Marvel and DC films. @Comicstorian/Instagram

“He did so much for so many people. I am absolutely disgusted to hear this. Rest in peace, Ben,” commented a fan under Nathalie’s message.

“My condolences. Ben has been a great inspiration to me. This is truly heartbreaking,” shared another.

“My heart completely sank reading this, oh my god… I am extremely sorry for your loss, Nathalie. Ben’s name has rung so many bells in the comics community and is one of the main reasons why so many of us are involved with the characters the way we are today. May his soul rest in peace,” another fan wrote.

Potter’s final video, “Why DC Reboots Are Beating Marvel,” was posted on June 7 — a day before his death — and has already garnered more than 160,000 views and more than 7,000 comments.

Many continued to express their condolences and write heartfelt messages explaining why they were fans in the comments section of his final video.




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