It’s disheartening to learn about YouTubers who died prematurely.
Every time we come across the news of someone we knew killing themselves, it shakes our reality. Even though we don’t know these YouTubers personally, but somehow it feels we kinda do or instead did.
Watching their videos regularly for years creates a sense of warm connection. We know more about them than we do about people we know in real life. So when they leave us abruptly, it leaves a hole that’s hard to accept.
YouTube has made the career of thousands of creators, giving them fame, money, success, and whatnot. But being constantly in the public eye is difficult. Moreover, it has a profound effect on our mental health.
We need to earnestly understand the importance of checking in on our mental health.
We hope the stories of YouTubers who died due to mental health issues will help you understand the gravity of taking care of your mental health.
Here’s a list of YouTubers who died prematurely:
Steve cash- The talking kitty cat
The 40-year old YouTuber died on April 16, 2020, due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Famous for his Talking cat series on YouTube, Steve made funny videos with his cat Sylvester and amassed over 770 million views over the years.
The YouTuber had candidly shared to his 2.4M subscribers that he is bipolar. His tragic suicide left his fans despondent, who always turned to him for his light-hearted content.
The devastating news of his demise brought the preeminent debate on Mental Health into the limelight.
The death of YouTuber Etika (real name: Desmond Amofah) left the YouTube gaming community stunned.
The 29-year old was found dead in East River, New York, in June 2019, by the New York Police Department after he went missing a week before.
The deceased YouTuber posted his last YouTube video shortly before he went missing, where he expressed that he was having suicidal thoughts. The video was taken down by YouTube as it violated the YouTube Community guidelines.
We mourn the loss of Etika, a beloved member of our gaming creator community. All of us at YouTube are sending condolences to his loved ones and fans.
— YouTube Creators (@YouTubeCreators) June 25, 2019
In his 8 minutes YouTube video, he talked about his mental health and the dangers of social media with his 142k subscribers.
“I’m sorry for leaving such a stained legacy. I hope that my story may be helps to make YouTube be a better place somehow in the future, to where people know boundaries and limits and how far things should go.”
We can only hope that YouTubers today take notice of Desmond’s story and start prioritizing their mental health.
Landon Clifford – Cam and Fam
The 19-year-old patriarch of the Cam&Fam video series was declared brain dead on August 18, 2020. His wife revealed it was a suicide.
Landon had been struggling with Mental health issues, which worsened when his wife got pregnant with their second child.
He sought medical help but soon started abusing the anxiety and ADHD drugs prescribed to him. After that, he just went further down the rabbit hole and ultimately met his end prematurely.
The now-single mother of two returned to YouTube after 3 months, for the first time since sharing Landon’s story, thanking her “Camily” for all of their love and support.
Cam&Fam’s story just breaks our heart!
Nasim Aghdam- Nasime Sabz
Nasim’s story is as devastating as it is bizarre. The YouTuber who died on April 3, 2018 shot 3 people at YouTube’s headquarters and then shot herself.
Let that soak in for a minute.
The woman was apparently furious with YouTube for allegedly trying to suppress her content.
“Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” one of the messages said. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”
The deceased Youtuber created videos against animal cruelty and advocating a vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately, after YouTube changed its ad revenue sharing policy, the YouTuber’s channel got adversely affected, leading her down the murderous path.
Her story is the shocking manifestation of unhealthy obsession that is horrifyingly rampant among people in the public eye.
YouTubers need to be aware of the importance of regularly checking in with themselves.
Stevie Ryan- Little Loca
The 33-year old YouTuber who died killed herself on July 1, 2017.
The actress, who rose to fame through sketch comedy and celebrity impressions on YouTube via her channel Little Loca, had been open about her struggles with depression.
Her ex-boyfriend, actor Drake Bell, tweeted at the time of her death, “Please wake me from this nightmare…My heart is crushed.”
We cannot stress the importance of taking care of your mental health enough. Everybody talks about the sunny side of being a content creator, but it’s equally important to discuss the pressures and challenges that YouTubers have to overcome.
Open communication and transparency can help prevent such disturbing events from occurring in the future.
Let us remember the YouTubers who died due to mental health issues and honor them by prioritizing our own mental health henceforth.
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