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YouTube star Ben Potter's cause of death revealed as 'single car crash'

YouTube star Ben Potter's cause of death revealed as 'single car crash'

The beloved Comicstorian's wife originally announced her husband's death as an 'unfortunate accident'.

The cause of death of beloved YouTuber Ben Potter has been confirmed as a single-car crash, according to a new report.

The 40-year-old - known online as Comicstorian - routinely entertained his 3.3 million YouTube subscribers with dramatisations of popular Marvel and DC comic books.

His final video - Why DC's Reboots Beat Marvel - was posted just a day before his death.

Potter’s wife, Nathalie, initially broke the tragic news of her husband’s death by writing on X: “Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident.

“To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums.”

She added: “To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for.”


Now, a report from the Colorado State Patrol claims that Potter died in a freak car accident.

Speaking to the Denver Post, officials said the content creator was driving his Toyota 4Runner on I-25 near Fort Collins at 9:19 a.m. Saturday when he went off the right shoulder.

Unfortunately, he veered into a service road and rolled his vehicle several times.

According to the report, the social media star was the only occupant in the truck and no other vehicles were involved in the fatal crash.

It’s said that Potter was pronounced dead at the scene and investigators believe he wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Moreover, he was wearing his seatbelt and the Colorado State Patrol said he was not believed to be driving at a high rate of speed.

Following Potter’s death, his wife Nathalie said that he had been her ‘world’ and that her priority was to ‘preserve everything [he’d] built online’.

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

“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.”

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

Following Potter’s untimely death, fans have flocked to his final video to pay their respects.

One viewer wrote: “Bro this is literally who I went to to COVER ANY COMIC I didn’t feel like reading! Rest In Peace and my condolences goes to his Wife and Family.”

“This doesn’t feel real man… you were a huge part of my childhood even up until now I’ll never forget you Ben. Greatest YouTuber of all time rest in peace,” typed a second.

Another commented: “You helped millions of children who never was able to buy and read comics, thank you for everything you did. Rest in peace.”

“Rest in peace Ben. Genuinely at a loss, been with this channel since high school and I’m almost 27,” penned a fourth. “Hold your loved ones tight everybody.”

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