Former Ghanaian MP’s son found dead in USA

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Popular YouTube personality, Desmond Amofah, also known as Etika has died in New York, USA.

The 29-year-old, who created Nintendo-centric videos was the son of Emmanuel Owuraku Amofah, former Abuakwa Central MP who also served as a Deputy Communication as well as Tourism minister.  

He was reported missing six days ago before his belongings were found by the New York Police on Manhattan Bridge on Monday.

 

Prior to his disappearance, the deceased uploaded an eight-minute YouTube video in which he talked about suicide, the BBCreported. 

Etika was popular for playing and discussing Nintendo games on YouTube and the streaming platform Twitch.

His Twitch account has been deleted but other social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, remain visible.

He has 321,000 followers on Twitter and 252,000 on Instagram.

Who was Etika?

Etika joined YouTube in 2012. 

He was best known for his reaction videos, where he responded to new releases and products, mainly from games giant Nintendo.

The 29-year-old had worried his followers with his behaviour on social media in the past, with the police called to his home following a suicide threat.

Uploaded at midnight on the evening of the 19 June (19:00 BST), his latest YouTube video, titled I’m sorry, featured Etika walking the streets of New York. 

In the film, he apologised for pushing people away and confirmed he suffered from mental illness.

He also talked about social media, advising “caution” around using it too much.

“It can give you an image of what you want your life to be and get blown completely out of proportion,” he says.

“It consumed me.”

The original video was removed but copies have been uploaded by other YouTube users.

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