YouTuber Ben Potter, also known as Comicstorian, dead

YouTuber Ben Potter, also known as Comicstorian, dead

Ben Potter, also known as Comicstorian. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

YouTube star Ben Potter — best known as a comics storyteller — has died, according to his wife. Nathalie Potter.

Potter died in a “regrettable accident” on Saturday, June 8, Nathalie announced in an emotional post on Potter’s X-account on Monday, June 10. People reported that Potter was 40.

“For many of you, he was a comics storyteller who told stories from many different media. For his loved ones, he was one of the best and most helpful people you could wish for,” wrote Nathalie.

“As a husband, son, brother, friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who listened and made time for his loved ones. He did his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were OK. He was our rock and reassured his loved ones whenever they needed it,” she continued.

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Nathalie wrote that Potter was “my world” and asked her fans for privacy as she mourns the death of her husband.

As for Potter’s YouTube channel, which has over 3 million followers, Nathalie said she wants to keep his legacy alive.

“Ben has spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies. His love of engaging stories and well-written characters is what drew him to YouTube,” she said. “The team and I want to keep that going. We want to honor him by continuing to tell great stories about great people, and we want to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive.”

Straight from Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr., 33, was among those paying tribute to Potter.

“Rest in peace Comicstorian. I am deeply saddened to hear this news. One of my favorite followers on YouTube, thank you for your work man I was a huge fan,” Jackson — the eldest son of the legendary rapper Ice cubes — shared on Monday via X. “Prayers for his loved ones. Long live Ben Potter.”

Potter’s final YouTube video, “Why DC’s Reboots Beat Marvel,” was released on Friday, June 7, just one day before his death.