Renowned YouTuber Ben Potter Passes Away at 40 Following ‘Tragic Accident’

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YouTube sensation Ben Potter, known to his three million subscribers as Comicstorian, passed away at the age of 40 on June 8, 2024, his wife Nathalie confirmed in a statement on X (formerly Twitter). Nathalie described his death as “an unfortunate accident,” without providing further details.

Ben gained prominence through his Comicstorian channel, where he narrated audio dramas of comic books, delving into the intricate worlds of Marvel and DC Universes. His engaging storytelling style endeared him to fans worldwide.

“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,” Nathalie shared, expressing the profound impact Ben had on both his audience and those closest to him.

Describing him as a loving husband, son, brother, and friend, Nathalie reminisced about Ben’s unwavering support and infectious humor. She emphasized his role as a pillar of strength for his loved ones and highlighted his ability to bring joy to others.

“He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it,” Nathalie reflected on Ben’s compassionate nature, underscoring the depth of their loss.

In her message, Nathalie requested privacy as she navigates through this challenging time of grieving. She acknowledged the significance of preserving Ben’s legacy, particularly his YouTube channel, which she described as one of his greatest achievements.


“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,” Nathalie affirmed, expressing her determination to continue Ben’s passion for storytelling.

Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and gained a massive following of over 3 million subscribers.
Potter launched his YouTube channel in 2014 and gained a massive following of over 3 million subscribers. PHOTO: @Comicstorian/Instagram

Ben’s impact extended beyond his online presence, as evidenced by the outpouring of tributes from fellow creators and fans. O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff, expressed his condolences, acknowledging Ben’s influence on YouTube and expressing gratitude for his contributions to the community.

“Prayers to his loved ones. Long live Ben Potter,” Jackson Jr. concluded, urging others to cherish their loved ones in light of Ben’s passing.

Comic book author Scott Snyder also paid tribute, reflecting on Ben’s infectious love for comics and offering heartfelt condolences to his family.

Ben Potter’s legacy as Comicstorian transcends his YouTube channel, leaving an indelible mark on the online community and beyond. As fans mourn his untimely passing, his passion for storytelling and his generous spirit will continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.

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