Ben Potter, YouTuber, dies at the age of 40 after an “unfortunate accident”

Ben Potter, the YouTube personality known as The Comicstorian, has He died. He was 40 years old.

According to his wife, Natalie Potter, who shared the news on X (officially Twitter), Ben died on June 8 after an “unfortunate accident.”

The letter began: “Two days ago, on June 8, my husband, Ben Potter, died in an unfortunate accident.” “For many of you, he was a comedian, expressing stories across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best, most supportive people anyone could ask for. As a husband, son, brother, and friend.” , or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and honest, he was someone who listened and made time for his loved ones, and he went out of his way to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. Reassure his loved ones whenever they need it.

Ben Potter’s death was confirmed by his wife, Natalie.Mike Coppola/Getty Images for YouTube shorts

The statement continued: “It has been my world and I need time to be with friends and family. I have a lot of things I need to figure out but first, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s privacy.” My priority now is to preserve everything he built and I have no plans beyond that.”

Natalie continued her message by sharing that she and Ben’s team will figure out a way to keep his legacy alive.

“His channel was one of his greatest accomplishments, and while we all need a time to mourn him, I know he didn’t want things to end this way,” she wrote. “Ben has spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobby. It was through his love of exciting stories and well-written characters that led him to start YouTube. The team and I want to keep that going. Honor him by continuing to tell great stories from great people, as well as Keeping the memory of our superhero alive We supported each other in everything we wanted to do and I’m not about to stop now – Natalie Potter.

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No other details about his death have been revealed yet.

Ben was remembered by his host, comedian Hassan Khudair, in a post on X.

“No words can truly describe how devastating this loss is. Ben was one of my favorite YouTubers, my messiest co-workers, my mentor, and one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I will carry @Comicstorian with me forever,” he wrote alongside A series of photos of him and his late friend.

DC Studios CEO and director James Gunn also weighed in on the topics to commemorate the loss. Hassan shared the interaction, noting, “Benny would have been happy to see James Gunn talking about him.”

After a fan asked if he had heard the news of Ben’s death, James wrote: “I just heard that. I’m so sorry to hear that. My heart goes out to his family and friends.”

His fans also remembered Ben in the comic book community through tributes on social media and in the comments on his YouTube videos.

Ben Comicstorian’s YouTube account – where he frequently discusses Marvel and DC comic books – has more than 3.01 million subscribers and each of his videos has racked up thousands of likes. The last upload was three days before his death, a video titled Why DC reboots outperform Marvel.

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