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YouTube Star Etika’s Cause Of Death Revealed To Be Suicide By Drowning

YouTube Star Etika’s Cause Of Death Revealed As Drowning
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Jun. 26 2019, Updated 6:44 p.m. ET

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YouTube star Etika’s cause of death has been revealed, two days after New York City police officers found his body floating on the East River.

In a statement to, the New York coroner determined the Internet star — whose real name was Desmond Amofah — died by drowning.

His death has been marked a suicide. readers know Etika, 29, was last heard from on June 19, the same day he posted an emotional video saying he wanted to end his life.

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“I wasn’t suicidal before, I really wasn’t, But one thing I didn’t realize was that the walls were closing around me so fast,” he said at the time. “I had no intention of killing myself, but I always push it too far.”

Police found his body near the South Street Seaport about half a mile from the Manhattan Bridge, where they discovered his personal belongings. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call the U.S. Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.


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