YouTube star Ben Potter known as Comicstorian died at 40 after single-vehicle crash on Colorado's I-25 ... popular influencer mourned by family and fans

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YouTube characteristic Ben Potter's decease astatine nan property of 40 was arsenic consequence of a single-vehicle clang disconnected connected I-25 adjacent Fort Collins, Colorado connected Saturday morning.

Officials pinch nan Colorado State Patrol told TMZ Potter succumbed to injuries he suffered successful nan accident, successful which he was wearing a seatbelt.

Authorities told nan outlet that nan Toyota 4Runner SUV Potter was driving successful 'crossed nan different broadside of nan interstate' earlier careening disconnected nan correct enarthrosis and rolling complete aggregate times.

Potter was nan only personification successful nan SUV successful nan incident, authorities told nan outlet, noting that nary different vehicles were involved.

The mishap remained nether investigation, constabulary told nan outlet, adding that location were 'no indications drugs, alcohol aliases excessive velocity were involved' successful nan deadly incident.

YouTube characteristic Ben Potter's decease astatine nan property of 40 was arsenic consequence of a single-vehicle clang disconnected connected I-25 adjacent Fort Collins, Colorado connected Saturday morning, constabulary said Tuesday. Pictured successful May of 2022 successful NYC 

Officials pinch nan Colorado State Patrol told TMZ Potter succumbed to injuries he suffered successful nan accident, successful which he was wearing a seatbelt 

Potter's woman Nathalie described her husband's decease arsenic an 'unfortunate accident' successful a connection connected nan Comicstorian Twitter page. 

'Two days ago, connected June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed distant successful an unfortunate accident,' Nathalie said.

She noted his activity arsenic a contented creator, saying, 'To galore of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from crossed aggregate different mediums.

'To his loved ones, he was 1 of nan champion and astir supportive individuals anyone could inquire for.'

Nathalie mentioned her precocious spouse's 'loving and genuine' quality 'as a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, aliases moreover conscionable a stranger.'

She added: 'He was personification who would perceive and make clip for his loved ones. He would do his champion to make everyone laughter and make judge they were okay.

'He was our stone and he'd reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.'

Nathalie opened up connected her ain individual feelings amid nan tragic time.

Potter's woman Nathalie announced nan tragic news successful a connection connected societal media connected Monday 

Potter had much than 3 cardinal YouTube subscribers and had posted much than 3,900 clips

'He was my world and I request clip to beryllium pinch friends and family,' Nathalie said. 'I person truthful galore things I request to fig retired but firstly, I request to grieve.

'I inquire that you respect my privateness arsenic good arsenic everyone else's. Right now my privilege is preserving everything he's built and I don't person immoderate plans beyond that.

The precocious contented creator's spouse said that his YouTube 'channel was 1 of his top accomplishments' and she planned to support it going successful owed time.

'While we each request our clip to mourn him, I cognize he wouldn't want it to extremity for illustration this,' she said. 'Ben spent complete 10 years spreading his emotion and appreciation for his hobbies.

'It was done his emotion of breathtaking stories and good written characters that sewage him started connected YouTube.'

She said that she and Potter's colleagues 'want to support that going' and grant nan precocious creator 'by continuing to show awesome stories by awesome people, arsenic good arsenic to support nan representation of our very ain superhero alive.'

She wrapped up successful saying, 'We supported each different connected everything we wanted to do and I'm not astir to extremity now.'

A number of online users commented their condolences successful consequence to nan sad announcement, touting Potter's talents arsenic a creator, and benignant characteristic successful general.

Among nan memorials, 1 personification credited Potter pinch bringing a immense assemblage to nan comic book genre pinch his YouTube page 

A number of online users commented their condolences successful consequence to nan sad announcement, touting Potter's talents arsenic a creator, and benignant characteristic successful general

 'So sorry for your loss, and for each of our loss,' 1 personification said. 'I've watched countless hours of his videos complete nan years and his emotion of comics and storytelling was evident from his enthusiasm successful each and each video. He'll beryllium sorely missed.'

Another personification said that nan news was devastating and heartbreaking, crediting Potter pinch bringing a immense assemblage to nan comic book genre.

'Comicstorian was an perfectly unthinkable YouTuber that pioneered truthful overmuch and sewage truthful galore group into reference comics,' nan personification said. 'Rest successful peace.'

Said 1 user: 'I americium truthful sorry for your loss. Ben’s contented was incredible.'

One personification said that Potter 'was a genuinely awesome personification and individual' while different said he 'seemed for illustration a awesome guy.'

Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. said, 'I americium still taking my break from Twitter for individual reasons. But pinch nan news I conscionable sewage I person to travel backmost opportunity something.

'Rest successful Peace to Comicstorian. I’m heartbroken to perceive this news. One of my favourite follows connected YouTube, convey you truthful overmuch for your activity man I was a immense fan. Prayers to his loved ones. Long unrecorded Ben Potter.'

The Straight Outta Compton prima wrapped up successful saying, 'Yall beryllium good. Hold your loved ones tight. I’ll spot yall soon I hope.'

Potter, pictured astatine an arena successful October of 2021, was credited for nan productivity and enthusiasm he brought to nan comic book community 

The contented creator was fondly remembered by his fans arsenic news of his passing spread 

Notable names specified arsenic character O’Shea Jackson Jr. paid memorial to nan precocious contented creator 

Writer Jimmy Palmiotti said, 'Heartbreaking. So sorry for your loss.'

Voice character Susan Eisenberg said, 'Nathalie, I americium truthful sorry for your loss. Your hubby was adored by truthful many, & he will beryllium truthful missed.'

Writer Robert Venditti credited Potter for utilizing his mean to support comics celebrated pinch younger generations.

'When my oldest was successful 6th grade, nan schoolhouse asked maine to speak to their penning classes,' Venditti said. 'Afterward, a group of kids came up to maine each excited because they’d watched Benny screen my books connected Comicstorian. His emotion of comics was infectious. Rest successful peace, Benny.'

A tweet from nan artifact institution Funko read, 'We are truthful sorry for your loss.'


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