Ben Potter, ‘Comicstorian’ on YouTube, dies at 40 in ‘unfortunate accident’

Potter’s wife shared that she and his team plan to keep his channel going 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.”

YouTube star Ben Potter, known as Comicstorian on the internet, died “in an unfortunate accident,” according to

Potter, who was 40, had more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and created audio dramas of comic books on his Comicstorian account.

His wife, Nathalie, confirmed in a message on X, formerly Twitter, that he had died in an “unfortunate accident,” but did not give any details as to what happened.

“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,” Nathalie Potter said.

“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,” she added.

Nathalie Potter said her husband “was my world,” adding, “I need time to be with friends and family. I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

“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,” she continued.

Nathalie Potter went on to say she will continue her husband’s work.

“The team and I want to keep that going. 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.”

O’Shea Jackson Jr., the son of Ice Cube, was among those paying tribute.

“I am still taking my break from Twitter for personal reasons. But with the news I just got I have to come back say something,” he wrote on X. “Rest in Peace to Comicstorian. I’m heartbroken to hear this news. One of my favorite follows on YouTube, thank you so much for your work man I was a huge fan.”

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