YouTube Star Ben Potter Died at Age 40 After 'Unfortunate Accident'

The beloved YouTube personality, who is known as Comicstorian for voicing stories from different mediums, passed away on Saturday, June 8 following 'an unfortunate accident.'

AceShowbiz - Ben Potter, widely recognized as the Comicstorian, died on June 8 at the age of 40 due to what his wife Nathalie described as an "unfortunate accident." Known for his love of comics, Ben built a significant following on YouTube, gathering over 3 million subscribers with his engaging storytelling and informative videos. Nathalie shared the heartbreaking news via the Comicstorian Twitter page, emphasizing Ben's loving and supportive nature.

"Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident," she wrote. "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."

Ben's passion for comics and storytelling endeared him to many fans, creating a community that transcended his YouTube channel. His wife described him as "loving and genuine," noting his ability to listen and make time for his loved ones. "He was our rock and he'd reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it," she added.

Nathalie also expressed her intention to continue Ben's legacy by keeping his channel active. "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," she said. "The team and I want to keep that going. 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."

The impact of Ben's work extended beyond just YouTube. Notable figures from various industries, including actor O'Shea Jackson Jr., voice actress Susan Eisenberg and writer Robert Venditti, paid tribute to Ben's contributions to the comic community. Venditti remembered how students approached him excitedly because they had watched Ben's videos.

Fans also poured out their condolences online, many crediting Ben with introducing them to the world of comics. "Comicstorian was an absolutely incredible YouTuber that pioneered so much and got so many people into reading comics. Devastating news. Rest in peace," one user tweeted. Another fan wrote, "One of the few YouTube channels I genuinely enjoyed. Seemed like an awesome guy, so sorry for your loss."

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