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YouTuber Ben Potter dead at 40 after ‘unfortunate accident’: wife

YouTube star Ben Potter, a comic book enthusiast with more than 3 million subscribers on the video sharing platform, died “in an unfortunate accident” over the weekend. He was 40 years old.

Potter’s wife, Nathalie Potter, announced the tragic news in an emotional post on social media Monday night. She provided few details regarding the events surrounding his death, but confirmed the popular internet personality died on Saturday.

“To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for,” she wrote.

“As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones,” the post continued. “He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

Nathalie went on to describe Potter as her “world,” requesting privacy as she mourned her loss.

“Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that,” she wrote.

Potter shared some 4,000 videos over the course of his content-making career as Comicstorian, most of them audio narrations and analyses of Marvel and DC comic books. He also had a gaming channel called Eligible Monster Gaming with nearly 200K subscribers — where he would discuss “video game lore” — as well as his Mangastorian account, featuring manga and graphic novel content.

“His channel was one of his greatest accomplishments, and while we all need our time to mourn him, I know he wouldn’t want it to end like this,” Nathalie wrote. “Ben spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies. It was through his love of exciting stories and well written characters that got him started on YouTube.”

She also vowed to find a way to continue her late husband’s work.

“The team and I want to keep that going,” Nathalie wrote.

“To honor him by continuing to tell great stories by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive,” her post concluded. “We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I’m not about to stop now.”


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