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Take care of yourselves and of course, as usual, please have yourself a damn good one.

―Etika

Desmond Daniel Amofah[1] † (May 12, 1990 – c. June 24, 2019[2] [aged 29]), better known as Etika, was an American YouTuber and gaming commentator known for his streams and discussion videos about video games or other topics. He created livestreams, reaction videos, let's plays, and other video game-related content.

Prior to his YouTube career, Desmond was an active rapper and model. He created his first YouTube account TR1Iceman in 2006, and created his main channel, EWNetwork (meaning "Etika World Network"), in July 2012. Although his channel originally consisted of Pokèmon battles, he rose to prominence during the rise of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. His channel consisted largely of stream material, namely playthroughs of recently released games and reactions to trailers, alongside additional edited videos.

He became known for his highly energetic reactions to Super Smash Bros. character reveals and Nintendo Direct presentations. He became popular after the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, through his videos where he often discussed elements and new developments regarding the game. Although he was particularly known for his energetic reactions, Desmond also did chilled-out, improvised streams where he often discussed his past and other subjects. His channel consisted largely of stream material, namely playthroughs of recently released games and reactions to trailers, alongside additional edited videos. He also occasionally collaborated with other YouTubers.

Desmond's YouTube channel was removed on October 26, 2018 as a result of him having a breakdown and uploading pornography to his YouTube channel. He owned a new channel under the name of EtikaFRFX, which was removed after another breakdown on April 16, 2019. Finally, Desmond owned two channels being TR1Iceman from his old channel and E Live for livestreams.

Following several months of exhibiting signs of mental illness, Desmond disappeared on the evening of June 19, 2019, after uploading an apologetic video on YouTube in which he admitted to being mentally ill and suicidal. His body was discovered in the East River on June 24 by the New York City Police Department; he was believed to have jumped from the Manhattan Bridge. On June 26, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner concluded that Desmond had drowned after jumping off the Manhattan Bridge.

Personal life[]

Desmond Amofah was born on May 12, 1990, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, to father Owuraku Amofah, a Ghanaian politician and lawyer from Kibi, Ghana, and mother, Sabrina Amofah. Owuraku served as a member of the Parliament of Ghana for Abuakwa Central constituency from 1992 to 1996.[3]

Desmond had several siblings, including an older brother, Randy Amofah, who died on October 31, 2010, from an asthma attack[4][5] while driving through a sandstorm in Ghana. He also had a half-brother, Cardinal Valery, who has a YouTube account dubbed "IAM9INE". He had a girlfriend, Christine Cardona (Alice Pika), whom he dated for several years before they broke up on good terms, remaining friends thereafter.

Desmond attended the public school Shell Bank Junior High School for one year, and was pulled out of the school by his mother after Desmond got in several fights with other students. In a 2018 livestream, Desmond stated that his craziest fight took place at Shell Bank, in which he and another student had an intense fight over a girl, though they later became friends afterwards.

Desmond attended Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ), a small law-themed college preparatory public high school, and graduated from there in 2008.[6] While he attended the school, Desmond made several DVDs in a series called "SLJ FAM." He was also in a club known as the Free Food Mafia. Desmond attended the SLJ reunion 10 years after graduation.

Modeling, branding and YouTube career[]

Prior to his YouTube career, Desmond was active in modeling and rapping, having released an independently produced mixtape titled Written in Ice in 2007 under his pseudonym "Iceman". In 2008, Desmond participated in two Grind Time Now rap battles. He started modeling in 2011 and continued until 2015.

FRESH OF THE BLOCK

Desmond in 2007, when he was known as "Iceman Etika".

In 2012, Desmond opened the EWNetwork (meaning "Etika World Network") YouTube channel. The channel was originally meant to be a collaborative effort between multiple users, but in the end, only Desmond ended up using the channel. His channel originally consisted largely of Pokèmon battles, but moved his content towards reaction videos to then newly formed Nintendo Direct presentations. Desmond's reactions often involved him screaming wildly and tossing objects in his room around. Though critics often derided him for over-exaggerating his reactions, Desmond insisted they were genuine, for he had grown into hype culture. Desmond began gaining notoriety in the Super Smash Bros community during the prerelease of SSB4, during which every newcomer would receive an introduction trailer meant to generate hype and publicity. With the increasing popularity of watching reactions and reaction compilations to these trailers, Desmond's screaming and panicking quickly became recognisable among viewers. This included Japanese audiences, who called him "Guile-kun" due to the similarities between his hairstyle and Guile's. His reaction to the reveal of Mewtwo as a DLC fighter in the game, during which he excitedly screams "Mewtwo!" several times even before it is explicitly shown, became one of the most famous reaction videos in the history of the community and was even retweeted by series creator Masahiro Sakurai.

This publicity led to Desmond becoming one of the most popular streamers in the Smash community, with him having a subscriber count of over 800000 between his Twitch and YouTube accounts before the closure of both and a viewership of over 100000. Besides his reactions to Nintendo Directs and other gaming related media, Desmond's streams consisted of him chatting to his viewers and playing a variety of video games. He was not a competitive player, but he had active contact with a number of names in the community, such as ZeRo and Alpharad, and frequently discussed matters relating to tournament play, such as the events that led Apex 2015 to lose its first day. Even as his channel grew, his reactions remained his most popular content, with the reveal trailer for Cloud in SSB4 involving him tossing around a string of paper towels, and the "Everyone is here" trailer for Ultimate involving him breaking his shelf. He was notably given the "Best Reaction" award at Super Smash Con's 2018 and 2019 iterations. Desmond's last Smash Bros reaction was his reaction to the reveal of Banjo & Kazooie in Ultimate, 8 days before his disappearance.

Despite focusing on Nintendo related content, Desmond also did playthroughs of indie games (e.g., Undertale, Deltarune and Doki Doki Literature Club), he also played on the Minecraft anarchy server 2b2t. Amofah was also a fan of the anime and manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and did several livestreams of him watching episodes of Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency while giving commentary. Desmond briefly changed his channel name to "Young Ramsay" in 2015 after cooking scallops, having been inspired by the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who later followed Desmond on Twitter. In addition to making content on his own channel, Desmond also occasionally collaborated with other YouTubers. In November 2016, two videos of Desmond's where he purported to have a Nintendo Switch console before its 2017 release gained notoriety and were scrutinised by fans. It would eventually be learned the model Desmond was using was 3D-printed by fellow YouTuber "Sandqvist" at his request. In June 2017, Desmond revealed himself to be the victim of multiple "fake donations", or "chargebacks" of large amounts of money sent to his PayPal account via stream donations, which would jostle Desmond with hundreds of dollars in processing fees.

Controversies[]

Let it be heard loud and clear, right here. From this day forward, the EtikaWorldNetwork is dead. All of those videos have been deleted. By my hand. My entire YouTube catalog is gone. I shall be proceeding my passions as my new identity. My new person. My new self. Etika.[7]

―Desmond after his first channel termination

First mental breakdown and termination[]

Etika October 2018

Desmond on October 25, 2018, the same day as his first breakdown.

On October 25, 2018, Desmond's account was terminated for posting pornographic content and other Community Guidelines violations. At around the same time, his Twitter and Facebook accounts were also inactive for unknown reasons. On October 26, 2018, it was reported by his ex-girlfriend Christine (Alice Pika) that he was sent to a mental hospital. On October 29, 2018, Desmond confirmed on his Twitch stream that he got his channel deleted on purpose[8] due to the fact that he does not receive ad revenue on the channel.[9]

Second mental breakdown[]

On April 16, 2019, Desmond again began tweeting manically, including threats of suicide, similarly to his previous outburst 6 months prior.[10][11] Once again, he posted a screenshot of his now-terminated YouTube channel EtikaFRFX, which he did by his own hand by uploading porn until YouTube took it down.

Desmond's ex-girlfriend Alice was with him at the time and documented what was happening.[12][13] At one point, Desmond asked her to leave because "he's expecting people to show up at his house and it might not be safe with me there." Eventually, she contacted police, who restrained Etika and took him to a hospital.[14][13]

Custody[]

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Desmond after being arrested by the police.

On April 29, 2019, while streaming on his Instagram Live account, the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit appeared outside Desmond's apartment window responding to a call from someone out of state (presumed to be a concerned fan).[15][16] Streaming the event, Desmond repeatedly denied assistance from officers, requesting them to check his Instagram stream to verify he was "fine" and unarmed. Soon after, the SWAT team broke down his door[15] and he was taken into police custody.[17][18][19]

However, he was released several hours later. By the next day, Desmond uploaded a video to TR1IceMan, an alternate account, for the first time in 6 years.

Altercations with police officers[]

On May 1, 2019, Desmond got into an altercation with a police officer and was taken to a mental hospital.[18] On May 14, Desmond returned to streaming and explained everything, saying that "everyone is a god" and saying that the police officer punched him when Desmond stuck the middle finger at him.[18]

Death[]

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Let my story be one that advises caution on too much of the social media shit, man. It can fuck you up. It can give you an image of what you want your life to be, and it can get blown completely out of proportion, dawg. Unfortunately, it consumed me and it made me forget about consequences to my actions. It made me forget that we have to pay for the things that we say. It made me forget that there are - there is weight behind words. I was so consumed with this great image that I had that I thought I was invulnerable with everything. I thought, 'oh, I'm destined for this, nothing can stop me'.[20]

―Etika discusses the negative effect social media had on him

Etika - Desmond Amofah

Desmond in his "I'm sorry" video, shortly before committing suicide by jumping off the Manhattan Bridge.

On June 19, 2019, Desmond posted a video titled "I'm sorry", in which it seemed like he was talking about his impending suicide. Its description was called "a suicide letter" by Keemstar on Twitter.[21] He had not said anything furthermore or given any update. His Discord moderators claimed to have called Desmond's local police. The video has since been taken down by YouTube. He was also confirmed missing by the NYPD, in a tweet made at 6:39 PM on June 19, 2019.[22]

On June 22, 2019, the NYPD found several of Desmond's personal belongings, such as his wallet, cell phone, Nintendo Switch, laptop, and clothes at the Manhattan Bridge.[23]

On the evening of June 24, 2019, a civilian alerted the NYPD to an unidentified body in the waters of the East River near Pier 16 located a half-mile away from the Manhattan Bridge.[24]

It was reported Desmond died of suicide by drowning after jumping from the Manhattan Bridge, after a long battle with bipolar disorder, as per the NYPD on June 25, 2019[3], one day after his body was recovered in the East River in New York City (at the time, it was unconfirmed if it was Desmond or another individual).[25]

Aftermath[]

Etika memorial

Memorial

After Desmond's death, the YouTube Creators Twitter account responded to his death, stating that the YouTube community is mourning the fact that it lost Desmond.[26] Big YouTube stars such as PewDiePie and KSI also responded to the tragedy, wishing for Desmond to rest in peace.[27][28] CoryxKenshin made a 7-minute video condoling Desmond and additionally talked about how YouTubers, especially every individual in the world, have to love each other to help each individual out, especially in hard times.[29]

Following Desmond's suicide, fans on Twitter and in emails asked that YouTube re-upload Desmond's final video to help memorialize him. A Change.org petition was started and initially garnered more than 380,000 signatures, but later dropped to 197,000 signatures after many fraudulent signatures from internet bots were removed. It asked for Desmond's original channel to be restored to preserve his legacy.[30][31] Another Change.org petition with over two million signatures, which later dropped to more than 200,000 signatures for similar reasons, called for Desmond to be buried at YouTube headquarters, which he stated as his wish during an earlier live stream.[32][33]

Fans later erected a memorial on Desmond's behalf on the pedestrian walkway of the Manhattan Bridge, leaving letters, fan art, Twizzlers, Nintendo-related products, and other memorabilia.[34]

On June 25, 2019, YouTuber Abe Hunter announced he was the owner and operator of Desmond's website and converted it into a fundraiser site where 100% of the profits are donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Desmond's name. On July 15, 2019, on behalf of the JOYCONBOYZ community; Abe Hunter donated the $11,315.25 raised to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in memory of Desmond.[35]

On July 21, 2019, YouTuber PewDiePie started a fundraiser on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe with American actor Jack Black for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), due to the death of Desmond. PewDiePie and Black streamed themselves playing Minecraft together to raise money for their fundraiser. PewDiePie donated $10,000 to the fundraiser and raised over $30,000 for NAMI.[36]

On August 13, 2019, an Indiegogo campaign was started on Desmond's behalf. The Charity campaign was created to earn donations for The Jed Foundation. Contributors to the campaign received a custom made pair of Etika themed Joy-Con, dubbed "Etikons".

On November 6, 2019, it was revealed that after raising the initial $11,315.25 for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),[35] YouTubers Abe Hunter and Double-A worked with Mural Artist BK FOXX, Graffiti artist Kestaadm and JMZWalls to create a 40-feet long mural dedicated to Desmond in Bushwick, Brooklyn.[37] The mural was created to celebrate Desmond's life and to help bring awareness to mental health issues. The mural's location was added as a virtual "PokéStop" in the augmented reality game Pokémon Go in February 2020 after over 350,000 people requested Niantic to add it in memory of Desmond.

On August 21, 2020, youtuber JoyConJames worked with clothing company Top Gun to bring back a discontinued purple bomber jacket, famously worn by Etika. A portion of all proceeds from sales raised went to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in memory of Desmond.

Quotes[]

  • "BAYONETTA?"
  • "My d*ck!"
  • "What is going on guys. Etika from the Etika World Network here." (intro)
  • "I’ll talk to you in the next one. Take care of yourself. And of course, as usual, please have yourself a damn good one." (outro)
  • "If Wolf is not revealed at some point in the early January 2016, then I will literally make a sandwich out of my own ball sack, nuts included, and choke on that b*tch on camera, live. Quote me on that sh*t"
  • "Are you n*ggering me, right now?"
  • "Sounds like Xenoblade."
  • "Mewtwo!”
  • "I'm not a news channel."
  • "Sponz hype!"
  • "No b*tch n*ggas, no snitch n*ggas, no Twitch n*ggas, and no fake a** Switch n*ggas!"
  • "JOYCON BOYZ!"
  • "No, no, that's not the fight. That is not the fight. No, that's not the fight. That is not the f-cking fight right there, no it is not."
  • "You are not f*cking serious, chat, you are not f*cking serious. That is not what the f*ck the fight is, no no no, you- you are n*ggering me."
  • "WE DID IT! DETERMINATION!" (After beating Sans in Undertale)
  • "NOBODY SAW THIS COMING."
  • "FRESH OFF THE MOTHER F*CKIN' BLOCK"
  • "Backhand! Pimp style! N*gga action!"
  • "OH MAN"
  • "JOYCON MEN!"
  • "THERE'S A NUT BUTTON!"
  • "WHAT THE F*CK?!? HIS D*CK!!"
  • "SAAAAAAAAAANS?!?!?!!"
  • "THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, ONLY FELT!"

Trivia[]

  • Desmond was 6'6" tall. (198 cm)[38]
  • He was Christian[39].
  • Desmond was of mixed ancestry, his father is from Ghana, his mother is from Haiti and he had also taken an AncestryDNA test, showing he has French ancestry, as well as many others.
  • Desmond once got lost in South Carolina. During that time, he claimed to have possibly seen a supernatural ghost whisper to him in the video where he announced he got lost. He later made a tweet confirming he was okay and feeling merry about things. He also deleted the two videos that were related to the ghost and denies this event ever occurred.
  • Desmond briefly changed his channel name to Young Ramsay in 2015 after cooking scallops and being inspired by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, whom he renamed his channel temporarily after. Etika also referred to himself as Young Ramsay during that time as well. Soon afterward, Ramsay himself started following Etika on Twitter.
  • He considered "Rappin' for Jesus" to be a "school project[40]".
  • Desmond had a girlfriend named Christine (also known as Alice Pika), who often appeared in some of his videos. However, on February 3, 2017, Etika and Christine announced that they broke up on good terms, and remained friends.
  • Desmond didn't keep promises.
  • Desmond used to be a model until he started his YouTube channel.
  • Desmond's favorite candy was Twizzlers.
  • Desmond won $25 from a lawsuit[41] against Sony then proceeded to frame the check near his computer.
  • In the early 2000s, Desmond played Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and reacted maniacally when it reappeared in the 2017 Sonic game, Sonic Mania, which he didn't seem to be very good at.
  • On September 12, 2016; he did a collaboration with LetsPlay and LazarBeam playing Grand Theft Auto: Online doing random activities in the game[42].
  • Desmond once used the Brooklyn Nets introduction video as his own intro, with him running around idiotically playing with his yo-yo and jumping on the ice. However, after the Nets declined, he abandoned the intro, due to his bandwagon status.
  • Desmond once choked on a sandwich whilst reacting to professional Smash Bros. player ZeRo's video "Peanuts".
  • Desmond was formerly known as "Iceman Etika", appearing on TV and participating in rap battles. He also produced tracks such as, "Written In Ice".
  • He once starred in a news report revealing the shocking truth that Subway Footlong Sandwiches are, in fact, not actually twelve inches.
  • Desmond had a cat named Bombay.
  • Desmond had four major waifus:
    • Red Robin; who first appeared in Super Smash Bros. 4 as an alternate costume for the female Robin, who is one of the three main protagonists of Fire Emblem Awakening, serving as the deuteragonist. People consider the costume for the female Robin to be based on Anna, a reoccurring character in the Fire Emblem series, as well as a reference to the restaurant chain of the same name.
    • Kamui (Corrin); the "Bare-Foot Waifu", and the main protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates. "Kamui" is the Japanese name for Corrin.
    • Pyra and Mythra; the Aegis blades of main protagonist Rex, and deuteragonists of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
      • Following Pyra and Mythra's reveal as DLC fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the Nintendo Direct on February 17, 2021 and their release on March 4, 2021, all of Desmond's waifus are now playable characters in the game.
  • Desmond had an old YouTube channel under the name of TR1Iceman in which he created in 2006 (although, his first video on the channel wasn't until 2007). He used this channel before he switched to his main channel. This channel was the origin of the Iceman Etika meme.
    • Desmond re-used the account in 2019 to make a few videos after his main channel's termination.
  • Desmond got the inspiration for his main channel's name of Etika when coming up with it at 12 years old while playing Sonic Battle . It was inspired by the cheat code "EkiTa", which he found cool.
  • Desmond was once caught playing Minecraft on one of his streams, which led a lot of his fans to accuse him of loving the game and even spamming "Desmond Loves Minecraft" multiple times in his streams.
    • In fact, in one of his streams, he played the Minecraft server "2b2t", which is one of the largest anarchy servers on Minecraft known for having no rules and allowing hacking.
      • He was also one of the reasons for the server's spike in popularity due to the YouTube Algorithm favoring 2b2t Minecraft videos.
  • Due to his signature haircut, Desmond earned the nickname Guile-kun (ガイルくん) in Japan for his resemblance to the character Guile from Street Fighter.
  • Desmond was a dedicated viewer of DramaAlert and one of his dreams was to be on the show, which he did fulfill.
  • Desmond's article on Wikipedia was featured on the main page on June 24, 2024.[43]

Subscriber milestones[]

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

Etika[]

  • 100,000 subscribers: January 31, 2015
  • 200,000 subscribers: July 22, 2015
  • 300,000 subscribers: June 13, 2016
  • 400,000 subscribers: April 14, 2017
  • 500,000 subscribers: September 9, 2017
  • 600,000 subscribers: February 11, 2018
  • 700,000 subscribers: June 20, 2018
  • 800,000 subscribers: August 16, 2018

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. @Etika on Twitter:"Christianity is dead. No god. Just Desmond Daniel Amofah." April 29, 2019
  2. Jess Cohen (June 26, 2019) YouTube Star Etika's Cause of Death Revealed - E News
  3. 3.0 3.1 Former Dept minister's son, Desmond Amofah, found dead in Manhattan — Graphic Online. June 26, 2019
  4. Emily Bicks (June 25, 2019) Etika’s Older Brother Randy Amofah Died in 2010 - Heavy
  5. @Etika on Twitter:"God every time I think about it, it hits me that we will NEVER see him again, and I feel so crazy. My big brother died in 2010, so I know." - July 13, 2015
  6. Etika Tells a highschool story and talks about insults (Story time Etika) — RoséKami (YouTube). February 8, 2018
  7. https://ibb.co/GVCVyTD
  8. ETIKA EXPLAINS WHY HE DELETED HIS CHANNEL — RapBattle (YouTube). October 30, 2018
  9. ETIKA EXPLAINS WHY HE DELETED HIS CHANNEL — RapBattle (YouTube). October 30, 2018
  10. @Etika on Twitter:"Savonarola! I'm going to kill myself! You lot certainly have already. Shame on you all, silly humans." — April 16, 2019.
  11. Josh Katzowitz (April 19, 2019) "Popular streamer Etika freaks out fans with suicidal message" — daily dot
  12. Calum Patterson (April 16, 2019) "Concerns raised as streamer Etika posts suicidal messages on social media" — Dexerto
  13. 13.0 13.1 @TheAlicePika on Twitter:"Cops are here" — April 16, 2019
  14. @TheAlicePika on Twitter:"He's being sent to the hospital, I'm not saying where. He's physically UNHARMED. I'm letting his loved ones know. Pray for him." — April 16, 2019
  15. 15.0 15.1 Nicholas Barth (April 29, 2019) "YouTuber Etika Detained by Police on Instagram Live Stream" — Twins Galaxies
  16. Etika's Mental Breakdown and Arrest — Bowblax Beta (Old Channel Archive) (YouTube). April 30, 2019
  17. Kevin Duggan (April 29, 2019) "Cops cuff YouTube streamer after suicide threats in Downtown apartment" — Brooklyn Paper
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Collin MacGregor (May 1, 2019) "Streamer Etika Caught on Video Hitting a NYPD Officer" — heavy
  19. Brittany Vincent (April 29, 2019) "YouTuber Etika potentially swatted by NYPD live on Instagram" — ShackNews
  20. BBC News [Etika: Body found in search is missing YouTuber https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48756120#:~:text=In%20the%20film,It%20consumed%20me.%22]
  21. @KEEMSTAR on Twitter:"The description of Etika ‘s video is literally a suicide letter." — June 20, 2019
  22. David Purcell (June 20, 2019) "YouTuber Etika missing after posting distressing video alluding to suicide" — Dexerto
  23. BBC News (June 24, 2019) "Missing YouTuber Etika's belongings found"
  24. Alanne Orjoux (June 26, 2019) "Body pulled from the East River is that of missing YouTuber Etika, New York police say" — CNN News
  25. Blake Chapman "Youtuber Desmond 'Etika' Amofah found dead at 29" — Ball State Daily
  26. @YouTubeCreators on Twitter:"We mourn the loss of Etika, a beloved member of our gaming creator community. All of us at YouTube are sending condolences to his loved ones and fans." — June 25, 2019
  27. Mel Evans (June 25, 2019) "YouTubers Pewdiepie, Keemstar and James Charles lead emotional tributes as Etika is found dead at 29" — Metro UK
  28. @KSI on Twitter:"RIP @Etika:(" — June 25, 2019
  29. RIP ETIKA — CoryxKenshin (YouTube). June 25, 2019
  30. Luke Finnegan (June 25, 2019) "Restore Etika's YouTube channel so we can remember his legacy | RIP Desmond Amofah" — change.org
  31. Allen Kim (June 26, 2019) "Fans petition YouTube to restore late vlogger Etika’s account" — CNN
  32. SheepYT RBLX (June 25, 2019) "Have Etika be Buried at YouTube's HQ" — change.org
  33. Dalton Cooper (June 27, 2019) "Nearly 2 Million People Have Signed A Petition to Bury Etika at YouTube HQ" — GameRant
  34. Inside Edition Staff (June 28, 2019) "Fans Create Memorial for Gamer Etika in New York" — Inside Edition
  35. 35.0 35.1 @NAMICommunicate on Twitter:"Thank you to the #JOYCONBOYZ for their donation of $11,315.25 in memory of Desmond Amofah aka "Etika" from Abe of Blockhead Entertainment LLC. We appreciate your support!" — July 15, 2019
  36. Kim Novak (July 21, 2019) "PewDiePie donates £8000 to content creators mental health charity in honour of Etika" Metro UK
  37. Picture of the mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  38. https://twitter.com/Etika/status/962437654225801216
  39. He was Christian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPE2SjxwJM&ab_channel=RapBattle
  40. Etika on the rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPE2SjxwJM&ab_channel=RapBattle
  41. Etika lawsuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQe8xxQec6o&ab_channel=CGK
  42. Etika playing GTA with other YTers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pk5doQdlxY&ab_channel=LetsPlay
  43. Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 24 2024. Wikipedia (June 24, 2024).
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