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Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was streamed live while the police took him into custody a few months before he was found in a New York river
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Tragic YouTuber Etika was streamed live while the police held him and posted a series of irregular tweets after sharing pornographic content on his site, just a few months before he was found dead in a river in New York after a disturbing video about suicide.

The body of the popular online star was found in the East River on Monday evening, almost a week after it had completely disappeared. The medical investigator found that his cause of death drowned in the manner of suicide on Wednesday.

Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was last seen in Brooklyn last Wednesday after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted he would commit suicide.

In April, the 29-year-old shared a disturbing video about the moment the police slammed the door after threatening suicide.

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In the clip, he repeatedly tells nearly 20,000 viewers that he & # 39; bang & # 39; is after a 30-minute endurance with agents.

He says: & # 39; They knocked out the peephole. You are ridiculous, see how many cars there are. & # 39;

Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was streamed live while the police took him into custody a few months before he was found in a New York river

In the clip, he repeatedly tells nearly 20,000 viewers that he & # 39; bang & # 39; is after a 30-minute endurance with agents

In the clip, he repeatedly tells nearly 20,000 viewers that he & # 39; bang & # 39; is after a 30-minute endurance with agents

Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was streamed live while the police imprisoned him a few months before he was found dead in a river in New York. In the clip, he repeatedly tells nearly 20,000 viewers that he & # 39; bang & # 39; is after a 30-minute endurance with agents

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Police in riot gear are then seen in his apartment and the YouTuber was later seen on a stretcher that was removed from his house and led to an ambulance.

The disturbing stream would have lasted more than 45 minutes and shown Etika in his apartment and a street was blocked by yellow warning tape and full of police.

His imprisonment followed a series of whimsical tweets in which Amofah himself & # 39; god & # 39; named and said & # 39; he is not afraid of anything & # 39 ;. He also posted and quickly removed an anti-Semitic message and others, including one that said: & # 39; & # 39; Don't deal with the devil! & # 39;

In October, the influencer had posted pornographic content on its own YouTube channel, removing it. He also blocked many of his friends online, including former girlfriend Christine Cardona, known online as Alice Pika.

She tweeted after his death: & # 39; Desmond, thanks for everything. I forgive you. I'm glad you forgive me.

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& # 39; I know your brother Randy isn't so happy to see you, but I know you're excited to be able to hug him again. Randy told me to protect you, and I did my best. & # 39;

It is understood Amofah & # 39; s brother died in 2010.

NYPD officials revealed on Tuesday that they had found the 29-year-old's body near South Street Seaport last night, around 6:20 PM.

& # 39; We are sorry to report that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased & # 39 ;, reads a tweet from the police.

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The body of Desmond Amofah, better known under its online name Etika, was found on Monday evening at South Street Seaport, around 6:20 PM.
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The body of Desmond Amofah, better known under its online name Etika, was found on Monday evening at South Street Seaport, around 6:20 PM.

The body of Desmond Amofah, better known under its online name Etika, was found on Monday evening at South Street Seaport, around 6:20 PM.

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

He was last heard on the evening of June 19, where he was contacted by phone after uploading what his final video would turn out to be.

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& # 39; I'm sorry I left such a & # 39; n stained legacy & # 39 ;, Etika says. & # 39; I hope that my story may help to make YouTube a better place in the future where people know boundaries and how far things should go.

He adds: & # 39; You know I wasn't suicidal before – I really wasn't. But one thing I didn't realize was that the walls closed around me so quickly. I really had no intention of killing myself, but I would always push it too far. I think I am mentally ill. & # 39;

Social media & # 39; can give you an idea of ​​what you want your life to be and be completely blown out of proportion & # 39 ;, he says in the video. & # 39; It digested me. & # 39;

YouTube video makers tweet: & We regret the loss of Etika, a beloved member of our gamemakers community. Each of us on YouTube expresses his supporters and fans. & # 39;

His imprisonment followed a series of whimsical tweets in which Amofah himself & # 39; god & # 39; named and said & # 39; he is not afraid of anything & # 39 ;. He also posted and quickly removed an anti-Semitic message and others, including one that said: & # 39; & # 39; Don't deal with the devil! & # 39;

His imprisonment followed a series of whimsical tweets in which Amofah himself & # 39; god & # 39; named and said & # 39; he is not afraid of anything & # 39 ;. He also posted and quickly removed an anti-Semitic message and others, including one that said: & # 39; & # 39; Don't deal with the devil! & # 39;

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His imprisonment followed a series of whimsical tweets in which Amofah himself & # 39; god & # 39; named and said & # 39; he is not afraid of anything & # 39 ;. He also posted and quickly removed an anti-Semitic message and others, including one that said: & # 39; & # 39; Don't deal with the devil! & # 39;

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

He disappeared for hours after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted that he would commit suicide
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He disappeared for hours after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted that he would commit suicide

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

Concerned fans flocked to the star's Instagram account – where he has 239,000 followers – to express their concerns for the 29-year-old.

& # 39; Please be safe, we can't lose you & # 39 ;, someone in the comments section begged under his most recent photo.

& # 39; We love you from the bottom of our hearts! & # 39; another listed.

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Etika & # 39; s former girlfriend told us Inside Edition that the star has a history of mental illness and has only been hospitalized since April.

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

The video has raised concern for the welfare of the star

The video has raised concern for the welfare of the star

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

Christine Cardona, known online as Alice Pika – who dated the star from 2011 to 2017 – said he has been hospitalized several times in the past.

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The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone, and Nintendo Switch were all found on the Manhattan Bridge side.

& # 39; Let my story be one that advises caution on too much of the social media, man, & # 39; Etika said in his last upload.

& # 39; It will knock you down and give you an idea of ​​what you want your life to be and it can be completely blown out of proportion, dog. Unfortunately it consumed me. & # 39;

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

If you are struggling with mental health, you can get help by calling National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

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