Most Famous YouTubers That Died

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

The Top Ten

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

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

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

Charles Green Jr. ( TheAngryGrandpaShow)

We all miss him. Sadly however, Michael is ruining his own fathers legacy.

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.

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

Angry Grandpa will never be forgotten. He was elite.

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

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

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.

I feel bad for not knowing her... :(

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.

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


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

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

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

Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya)

Admiral Bahroo, King Gothalion, and possibly a few others uploaded a video dedicated to him.

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.

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

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

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

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

Steve Cash (SteveCash83)

Steve Cash was a YouTuber best known for his Talking Kitty Cat series, but he also made other stuff such as his 4Steves web series, his old blog videos that he used to post back in 2008-2014, skits, cover songs, and even some original music, but sadly, on the morning of April 16, 2020, he took his life. A truly amazing and talented guy gone at only 40 years old. RIP Steve. You will be sorely missed. - 3DG20

John Peter Bain (TotalBiscuit)

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

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

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

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

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

Danish Zehen

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

Rich Piana

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

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

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

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