YouTuber Ben Potter dies at 40 after ‘unfortunate accident’

Comic fans mourn the loss of an important representative of the industry.

Ben Potter—who amassed over 3 million subscribers with his YouTube account Comicstorian—has died in a “regrettable accident,” his wife Nathalie Potter confirmed on social media. He was 40.

“To many of you, he was a comic storyteller who told stories from many different mediums,” Nathalie wrote in a June 10 message shared on Ben’s various social media accounts. “To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive people anyone could ask for. As a husband, son, brother, friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was our rock and he reassured his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

Nathalie said of Ben: “He was my world,” stressing that she needed privacy to process the incident and grieve. She added: “Right now, my priority is to preserve everything he has built and I have no plans beyond that.”

Because, as she noted, Comicstorian – which was dedicated to creating audio plays based on comic books and often talked about the Marvel and DC universes – is quite a legacy.