YouTube star Etika's cause of death has been revealed. The sad news comes one day after his passing was confirmed.
According to the medical examiner's report, which was released Wednesday morning, the 29-year-old's died of drowning. Tragically, he committed suicide.
Etika passed away on Monday, June 24. He was discovered in the East River near the South Street Seaport.
Last week, the NYPD started a search for the YouTuber, whose real name Desmond Amofah. They began looking for him after a troubling video.
"Have you seen Desmond Amofah aka Etika? He was last heard from June 19 at about 8PM by phone," the NYPD Twitter account wrote on June 20. "He is 29 years old, approx 6 feet tall, and 160 lbs. He is a known @YouTube blogger and has many people concerned after a recent video."
On Tuesday morning, the NYPD announced their said update: "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased."
Detective Sophia Mason DCPI Spokesperson also shared in statement, "On Monday, June 24, 2019 at approximately 1818 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a person floating in the waters in the vicinity of South Street Seaport in the confines of the 1st Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive, unidentified male at the location. NYPD Harbor removed the male to the Pier 16 where EMS pronounced him deceased."
Please join us in praying for Etika's family. May God give them peace and healing after this tragedy.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).