The NYPD has confirmed the death of popular YouTube gamer Desmond "Etika" Amofah whose body was pulled out of the East River on Tuesday morning. He was 29.
Police confirmed the body was the YouTube star who had been missing since June 20.
"We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased," a NYPD rep wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
Police began searching for Amofah after he posted a YouTube video expressing suicidal thoughts. "I'm sorry for leaving such a stained legacy," he said in the video, which has since been removed, according to Variety.
Amofah added: "I hope that my story maybe helps to make YouTube a better place in the future where people know boundaries and limits and how far things should go."
Fans of Amofah's YouTube channel said he displayed emotional instability in his videos and livestreams which focused on Nintendo games.
One Twitter user wrote, "He wasnt [sic] a stable person dude." While another user wrote, "he literally says in the video he admits he is mentally ill..."
If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.