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YouTuber Ben Potter has died aged 40 after 'unfortunate accident'

YouTuber Ben Potter has died aged 40 after 'unfortunate accident'

Potter was known for spreading his contagious love for comics on his YouTube.

A well-known YouTuber, Ben Potter, has died unexpectedly at the age of 40.

Known online as Comicstorian, Potter passed away due to what his wife, Nathalie Potter, described as an 'unfortunate accident.'

Nathalie shared the tragic news on Comicstorian's X page, writing: 'Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident.'

In her post, she noted his work as a content creator, saying, '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.'

Who was Ben Potter?

The YouTuber entertained more than 3 million subscribers with content expressing his love for comics and in almost 4,000 videos total.

Ben's final upload - "Why DC's Reboots Beat Marvel" - was posted just a day before his death.

Mike Coppola/Staff/Getty
Mike Coppola/Staff/Getty

Nathalie praised her late husband's 'loving and genuine' nature, describing him as a devoted husband, son, brother, friend and even as a kind stranger who will be sorely missed.

'He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay,' she added. 'He was our rock and he'd reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.'

Opening up about her personal grief, Nathalie stated: 'He was my world and I need time to be with friends and family.

'I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve.'

Asking for privacy at this time, she wrote: 'Right now my priority is preserving everything he's built and I don't have any plans beyond that.'


Nathalie commented that her late spouse's YouTube channel was 'one of his greatest accomplishments' and she intends to keep it going in due time.

'While we all need our time to mourn him, I know he wouldn't want it to end like this,' she added.

'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.'

Fans and fellow content creators took to social media to express their condolences.

'Gutted one of the few YouTube channels I genuinely enjoyed. Seemed like an awesome guy, So Sorry for your loss,' replied one user.

Another gaming content creator shared: 'So sorry for your loss, and for all of our loss. I've watched countless hours of his videos over the years and his love for comics and storytelling was evident from his enthusiasm in each and every video. He'll be sorely missed.'

Featured Image Credit: Mike Coppola / Staff / Getty / vicbazaine / Instagram