In a statement to RadarOnline.com, the New York coroner determined the Internet star — whose real name was Desmond Amofah — died by drowning.
His death has been marked a suicide.
RadarOnline.com 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.
“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.