Most Famous YouTubers That Died

These were the most famous (subscribed) YouTubers that died. Yet many died in unexpected ways.

The Top Ten Most Famous YouTubers That Died

1 Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (XXXTENTACION)

He had 14.3 million subscribers at the time of his death. He was shot while riding a motorcycle in Miami, Florida. His channel currently has over 23.7 million subscribers. This has been dubbed the John Lennon/Kurt Cobain assassination for the YouTube history books, one of the worst & darkest days & tragedy ever for the YouTube community. Showing us such bad things can happen to the biggest people unexpectedly. Eventually a memorial was built for him at his funeral, which was one of the biggest for the YouTube community. The whole world mourns his death to this day. He was only 20. R.I.P. XXXTENTACION. - SamanthaRosie

2 Johnathan Grant Thompson


He was the King of Random, doing the biggest number of random videos on YouTube & the most famous & subbed one that ever died that made videos that didn’t rely mainly on music, unlike XXXTENTACION. He had 11.6 million subscribers at the time of his death, making him the 3rd most famous person in the history of YouTube to die, only behind Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (XXXTENTACION) & Choi Jin-ri (Sulli), the 2nd biggest subscribed overall to die in 2019. He died in a paragliding accident on July 28th, 2019. It was the Paul Walker incident for YouTube’s history books & like XXX’s death, it reminded us the most unexpected incidents can happen to even the biggest people. He was 39. Yet since his death, his channel's become a legacy & the YouTube world still mourns his death to this day. His death hit the YouTube platform & community like Paul Walker's did to the movie industry (yet the cause was accidental as well). Yet his channel & YouTube aren’t the same anymore without him. It ...more - SamanthaRosie

3 Monty Oum

He had 9.59 million subscribers during his death. He suffered a severe allergic reaction that became fatal. His death was 3rd place for the YouTube community for a reason. R.I.P. Monty Oum. - SamanthaRosie

4 Caleb Logan Bratayley

He had 6.91 million subscribers at the time of his death. He had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy & died of it at just over 13, making him the 2nd youngest YouTuber to die, only behind Talia Casetllano who was 13 flat. R.I.P. Caleb Logan. - SamanthaRosie

5 Charles Green Jr. ( TheAngryGrandpaShow)

RIP 1950-2017 - Bammer73

Angry Grandpa will never be forgotten. He was elite. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

We lost a YouTube legend. He was cool and funny. Now, all we have is KidBehindACamera doing a bunch of pointless and unoriginal clickbait videos. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

He had 4.09 million subscribers at the time of his death. He died of cirrhosis & pneumonia. R.I.P. Angry Grandpa. - SamanthaRosie

6 Keith Ratliff

Known for FPSRussia, he had 6.5 million subscribers at the time of his death. He was shot. R.I.P. Keith Ratliff. - SamanthaRosie

7 Christina Grimmie (zeldaxlove64) Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan more.

Kevin can go fxck a walrus in hell. - RoseWeasley

She had 3.99 million subscribers at the time of her deathK which was so close to 4M. She was shot by a deranged lunatic fan named Kevin James Loibl. She was 21. Her death was like the Selena Quintanilla tragedy for YouTube’s history books & had a profound effect on the YouTube community & made YouTubers & other stars scared for their safety. This changed the way many events worked including adding extra security & having meet & greet access limited to impossible, all because of this. She was so close to getting 4M subscribers & had 100 subscribers shy of 4M & was killed before that moment happened. A TOTAL near miss & a true talented angel lost. R.I.P. Christina Grimmie. - SamanthaRosie

8 Mike Taylor

He had 3.33 million subscribers when he died. He died of natural causes in his sleep the day before New Year’s Eve in 2018. He was the 2nd most subscribed YouTuber to die in 2018. R.I.P. Mike Taylor. - SamanthaRosie

9 Yakiwchuk

He had 2.93 million subscribers at the time of his death. He had an unconfirmed cancer attack. R.I.P. Yakiwchuk. - SamanthaRosie

10 Connie Kin (Co-Founder of WhatsUpMoms)

She was a lovely lady she will be missed by her children and friends

She had 2.71 million subscribers at the time of her death. She was the co-founder of WhatsUpMoms. R.I.P. Connie Kin. - SamanthaRosie

The Contenders

11 Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika)

This guy was a great YouTuber! Please place him higher!

Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika) had 800,000 subscribers at the time of his death. He was depressed, admitted his depression, then wandered off & killed himself by drowning. He committed suicide on June 19th, 2019. He had a chance of reaching his 1st million but he committed suicide before that. A horrible day for YouTube & the biggest there to die in 2019 until Jonathan Grant Thompson. R.I.P. Etika. - SamanthaRosie

Goodbye. - CrypticMemory

12 Edd Gould (Eddsworld)

He had 1.69 million subscribers. He died of leukaemia he battled for 11 months along with cancer he had for 6 years. He will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Edd Gould. - SamanthaRosie

13 Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya)

That's why you don't try to outrace a train. - 2storm

He had 887,000 subscribers at the time of his death. He died in a train collision on October 23rd, 2013. Yoteslaya & his 2 friends attempted to outrun a train unsuccessfully. The train crashed the car, brutally killing him & his 2 other friends. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

14 Terry Jones Terence Graham Parry Jones was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

He was a founder of Monty Python, the company, who had their own YouTube channel, which had 613,000 subscribers. He died of a rare form of dementia at 77. R.I.P. Terry Jones 1966-2020. - SamanthaRosie

15 Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

His channel has 2.86 million subscribers. He was once the boyfriend of Ariana Grande. He was best known for many rap songs. He died of drug overdose at 26. R.I.P. Mac Miller. - SamanthaRosie

16 John Peter Bain (TotalBiscuit)

He had 2.17 million subscribers when he died. He had cancer. R.I.P. TotalBiscuit. - SamanthaRosie

17 Ernest Barry Elliott (Co-founder of Iraqveteran8888)

He had 1.98 million subscribers at the time he died. He had a heart attack. He was the co-founder of Iraqveteran8888. So sudden. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

18 Eiki Akiyama (Member of アバンティーズ)

He had 1.6 million subscribers. He unfortunately drowned. He was the member of アバンティーズ. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

19 Talia Castellano (Taliajoy18)

She had ~750,000 subscribers when she died. She died of neuroblastoma on July 16th, 201, at only 13. The youngest ever. Today her channel has ~1.48 million subscribers. a sudden death. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

20 Mastanamma (Member of Country Foods)

He had 1.23 million subscribers. He was 107. The oldest a YouTuber has ever lived. R.I.P. Mastanamma. - SamanthaRosie

21 Danish Zehen

He had 1.19 million subscribers. He died in a car accident. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

22 Rich Piana

He had 1.12 million subscribers. He died of cardiac arrest on August 25th, 2017. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

23 Trevor J. Heitmann (McSkillet)

He had 868,000 subscribers on his channel. He committed suicide on August 23rd, 2018. He was on the opposite side of the road, going 100 MPH on a 2015 McLaren 650S & crashed into another vehicle which killed 2 others & injured 8. One of his friends claimed that he had been struggling with his life which eventually pushed him to the limits. So sad to see a lovely person go away from that. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

24 Dillon the Hacker

He had 136,000 subscribers at the time of his death. He was known for trolling PewDiePie’s work in a funny way. He committed suicide on July 28th, the month before what would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 61st birthday in 2019, at only 20. Another legend gone too soon. R.I.P. Dillon the Hacker. - SamanthaRosie

25 Claire Wineland

She had 291,000 subscribers at the time of her death. She was known for raising awareness of cystic fibrosis. She died of a stroke on September 2nd, 2018, at 21. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

26 Emily Hartridge

She had 351,000 subscribers when she died. This made her the 2nd most subscribed YouTuber to die in 2019 (only behind Jonathan Grant Thompson). She was killed in a road accident, which involved getting hit by a truck while riding her scooter. The world's 1st deadly scooter incident in the U.K. Perhaps the darkest day for YouTube in the U.K. - SamanthaRosie

27 Verne Troyer Verne Jay Troyer was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series.

He had 1.06 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He was known for playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers series. He committed suicide with alcohol poisoning. He was cremated and his ashes were interred in a niche at Colon United Methodist Church Colombarium in Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. - SamanthaRosie

28 Narayana Reddy (Grandpa Kitchen)

He was 73 & had 6.02 million subscribers. The 3rd biggest to die in 2019. - SamanthaRosie

29 Jarad Higgins (Juice WRLD)

He was a legendary rapper who was known for his album Too Soon with songs Legends & All Girls Are The Same. He died after a seizure caused by an epileptic condition at 21. So sudden & soon. His channel has ~3.71 million subscribers. He didn’t even make it to 4 million before death. R.I.P. Juice WRLD 1998-2019. - SamanthaRosie

30 Choi Jin-ri (Sulli - SMTOWN - Member of FX)

On October 14th, 2019, K-pop star & YouTube creator Choi Jin-ri, better known as Sulli, committed suicide. She was a f(x) member until 2015, when she left due of malicious comments & focused on her acting career. She committed suicide by hanging & was reported by police. She has 21.1 Million subscribers on her YouTube channel. She was 25. This was TRULY the big one for YouTubers to date. The YouTube community lost a legendary star to suicide & she kept rising until her depression kicked in & her suicidal thoughts came. XXXTentaction isn't even the top example anymore. Never forget a record legend like her. R.I.P. Sulli. - SamanthaRosie

31 Nadila

A professional Indonesian artist Nadila committed suicide on January 17th, 2020, after a history of being bullied at school. She was only 14. R.I.P. Nadia. - SamanthaRosie

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33 Stefan Karl Stefansson Stefan Karl Stefansson (July 10, 1975 - August 21, 2018) was an Icelandic actor and singer who was best known for playing Robbie Rotten on the kids' show LazyTown.

Known for playing Robbie Rotten, the main antagonist of LazyTown. He had 1.02 million subscribers on YouTube & died after battling bile duct cancer for 2 years. He was only 43. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

34 Seo Min-woo

The lead member of 100%. He was found dead in his home in Gangnam from cardiac arrest. He was only 33.100% continued as a 4 member group without the leader since Min-woo's death. R.I.P. Seo Min-woo 1985-2018. - SamanthaRosie

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