Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 12, 2024

YouTube Personality Ben Potter Dies at 40 Due to Accident

YouTube star Ben Potter, widely known as Comicstorian, has tragically passed away at the age of 40.

According to Daily Mail, Ben Potter, known for his engaging YouTube content about comics, died on June 8th after what his wife described as an unfortunate accident.

Ben's wife, Nathalie Potter, confirmed the sorrowful news. She emphasized Ben's significant contributions in various creative mediums and his profound impact on the community.

Ben Potter's Loving Nature and Creative Legacy

Nathalie Potter portrayed Ben as one of the most supportive people one could ask for. According to her, he was a beloved YouTube personality and an outstanding husband, son, brother, friend, and even stranger.

She highlighted that Ben was always there to listen, make time for loved ones, and spread joy. Nathalie's emotional statement described Ben as the compassionate "rock" of their lives, who reassured everyone around him.

The grief-stricken Nathalie expressed her need for privacy during this tragic period. She is focused on preserving Ben's YouTube channel, which she sees as one of his greatest accomplishments.

Nathalie Vows to Continue Ben's Work

Despite the overwhelming loss, Nathalie mentioned that she and Ben's colleagues would continue his legacy of storytelling. She emphasized that Ben spent over a decade sharing his passion for stories and characters, which she plans to honor by maintaining the channel.

The news of Ben’s passing led to an outpouring of condolences from online users. Many highlighted his enthusiasm for comics and storytelling and referred to him as a pioneer who got countless individuals interested in reading comics.

Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. was among those who expressed their heartbreak. Jackson, who took a brief hiatus from Twitter to comment, hailed Ben as one of his favorite YouTube creators.

Industry Figures and Fans React

Respected individuals in the comics industry also shared their condolences, including writer Jimmy Palmiotti and voice actress Susan Eisenberg. Both acknowledged Nathalie's loss and underscored the impact Ben had on the community.

Writer Robert Venditti shared a personal anecdote, explaining how Ben’s coverage of his books on Comicstorian excited a group of students. Venditti credited Ben with spreading his love of comics and inspiring a younger audience.

The toy company Funko also expressed their sorrow via a condolence tweet, acknowledging the significant role Ben played in popularizing comics and storytelling.


Ben Potter's death marks a profound loss for the online community. His dedication as a content creator, his supportive nature, and his influence on the world of comics will be remembered through the continuation of his work and the heartfelt tributes from those he impacted. Nathalie Potter, his wife, remains committed to preserving and continuing his legacy. Despite the grief, she emphasizes the importance of upholding the passion Ben exhibited throughout his life and work.

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