29-year-old American celebrity vlogger and Youtuber, Etika has been found dead in what seems to be a suicide in New York after he was declared missing a week earlier by the police.
Etika whose real name is Desmond Amofah has been posting videos where he plays and criticize Nintendo games on Youtube since 2012. Prior to his disappearance, he had posted a video where he shared suicidal thoughts with his followers.
“[Social media] can give you an image of what you want your life to be and get blown completely out of proportion,” he says in the 8 minutes video and concluded by saying, “It consumed me.” Although Youtube has since deleted the video, but it succeeded in reaching a lot of viewers.
His fans were concerned about his well being and the police was notified after people close to him realized that he had disappeared after a phone call around 8:00pm on June 19.
In an effort to find and help him overcome the situation, the police shared a public notice with his photo on social media.
After some days of searching for him, the police were called to the south street seaport in Manhattan where a body that was later confirmed to be the missing vlogger was found floating in the water.
The young vlogger had always talked about having mental health issues, and this sad incident clearly points to the fact that he finally succumbed to the idea of taking his own life.