Gone Too Soon. Daniel Desmon Amofah, Also Known as ETIKA
On Tuesday, Daniel Desmon Amofah, who went by was Etika, was found dead in New York’s East River, according to the NYPD. He was 29 years old.
Amofah was pulled from the East River and was pronounced dead at the scene. In a statement, detective Sophia Mason DCPI Spokesperson said, “On Monday, June 24, 2019 at approximately 1818 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a person floating in the waters in the vicinity of South Street Seaport in the confines of the 1st Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive, unidentified male at the location. NYPD Harbor removed the male to the Pier 16 where EMS pronounced him deceased."
A hugely popular streamer with 130,000 followers on his YouTube account was known for his love of Nintendo. He also had more than 333,000 followers on Twitter and more than 267,000 followers on Instagram. Amofah went missing last week, shortly after posting a YouTube video discussing his suicidal thoughts. The video, titled “I’m Sorry,” was removed by YouTube shortly thereafter for violating its terms of service.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the U.S. is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.