YouTuber Ben 'Comicstorian' Potter's Cause Of Death Revealed

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Popular YouTuber Ben Potter, who gained more than 3.1 million subscribers under his online moniker of 'Comicstorian,' died at the age of 40 in an automobile accident Saturday (June 8), the Colorado State Patrol confirmed to the Denver Post on Tuesday (June 11).

Potter was driving his Toyota 4Runner alone on I-25 near Fort Collins when the vehicle went off the shoulder, veered into a service road and rolled multiple times. No other vehicles were involved in the fatal crash, according to the department.

The YouTuber's wife, Nathalie Potter, had previously said that her husband died after an "unfortunate accident" in a post shared on his X account Monday (June 10).

"Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident," Nathalie wrote. "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. As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and he'd reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it."

Potter launched his YouTube account showcasing his love of comics, which included opinions, reviews and analysis of comic books and film adaptations in 2014 and collaborated with DC, Marvel, Sony and Warner Bros. over the years, according to his social media accounts.

"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. Ben spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies. It was through his love of exciting stories and well written characters that got him started on YouTube," Nathalie added.

Potter also had a gaming channel called Eligible Monster Gaming, which had nearly 200,000 subscribers and a vlog and manga channel, Mangastorian, which showcased comics and graphic novels from Japan, the New York Post reported. Nathalie said she and Ben's team planned to continue his popular YouTube channel as a way to honor his legacy.

"The team and I want to keep that going," Nathalie wrote. "To honor him by continuing to tell great stories by great people, as well as to keep the memory of our very own superhero alive. We supported each other on everything we wanted to do and I'm not about to stop now."

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