Most Famous YouTubers That Died

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

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 was ...more

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.

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.

5 Charles Green Jr. ( TheAngryGrandpaShow)

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.

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

Angry Grandpa will never be forgotten. He was elite.

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.

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 ...read more.

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.

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.

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10 Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika)

Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika), 1 of the tallest YouTubers & streamers (a whopping ~6'6"), 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.

The Newcomers

? Teena Arches

Known by 60.8K subscribers as 1 of the original & best YouTubers in the Philippines. She was known for her makeup, food & travel vlogs. She wasn't big like Guava Juice or Wil Lising Dasovich, but she was unique, underrated & inspired people to feel good about themselves & called everyone beautiful in every way. She was only around 3 months til her 11 year anniversary on YouTube during her death on September 25th 2021. R.I.P. to a beloved Filipino legend too soon.

? Susan Atwood

She was the mother of Roman Atwood, who has 15M subscribers on his vlog channel. She was killed in a tragic accident on May 2019. He was so heartbroken he never uploaded or used social media again for nearly 3 months until August that year. Definitely the biggest parent we ever lost on YouTube. R.I.P. Susan Atwood.

The Contenders
11 Connie Kin (Co-Founder of WhatsUpMoms)

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

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

12 Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya)

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.

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

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

13 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.

14 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.

My sister just started watching him. We wondered why he did not upload in 3 years. Well Alcohol poisoning

15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

18 Bashar Barakah Jackson

Known by 444K subscribers til the day he was shot by a 15 year old at Hollywood Hills during a robbery. He was The Godfather of the drill beat in rap. He was just over 20 & a half years old. He got toward 1M subscribers after his death. R.I.P. to a rising rap legend.

Number of subscribers: 947K

Bashar Barakah Jackson succumbed to gunshots when four men invaded his home in February 19, 2020. One of the recent deaths in 2020 to date. RIP

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20 tomiii11

He had nearly 8.4M since his death with 630K in 24 hours since his death announcement & another 550K in 24 hours the next day, putting his channel at over 8.4M to this day. He was the fastest growing kid & any creator for a short time on YouTube. He was announced dead on August 30th after a half year battle with brain cancer. He was only 11. R.I.P.

21 Brandon Ashur (Bashurverse)

1.58M subscribers on YouTube, he was known for Bashurverse on Twitch & his Minecraft videos. He had COVID19 & lost his battle at the age of 36. He passed away 1 day before Norm MacDonald did. R.I.P.

22 John Peter Bain (TotalBiscuit)

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

23 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. He was almost at 2 million. So sudden. R.I.P.

24 Eiki Akiyama (Member of アバンティーズ)
25 Talia Castellano (Taliajoy18)
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