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) Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

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 Technoblade

I had watched a video of him breaking Dream out of the prison on Dream SMP, and after I finished I went to watch some more of him and I had never realized(because I never really watched his videos at that point) that he had stage 4 cancer and ultimately died from it. This is similar to Edd Gould's death 10 years ago when he died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. First cancer took the life of a great British animator and actor and this time it took potentially the greatest Minecraft player of all time. ;( Hopefully we will not see another Youtuber like him die this way anytime soon.

This one was the biggest one and got so out of hand so quickly. Thousands of famous online personalities took notice, and it was shown on almost every single news channel. This one caused a ton of international grief.
This is, by far, the biggest YouTuber loss in the history of mankind.

The biggest most successful game in the entire world (have more success than any movie or TV show) knew about Technoblade. He will now forever remain as THE Minecraft legend. He was the most skilled and highest respected player in the world. Put him on here already

He had 10.4M subscribers for his achievements on Minecraft, therefore he became the most successful Minecraft & general gaming YouTube creators of all time. He lost a battle with cancer he had since 2021. He wrote a letter to his father, who uploaded it after his death 8 hours later, which led to the 3rd most watched video (non-music & non trailer) at 34.7M, the 3rd most liked (non-music & non-trailer) at 5M & 1.6M subscribers all in 24 hours. Minecraft will never ever have another player as skilled or successful as him. R.I.P. Technoblade (1999-2022).

3 Jonathan 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, gaming, films, or rewinds. He had 11.6 million subscribers at the time of his death. He was killed in a paragliding accident on July 28th, 2019. It was the Paul Walker incident for YouTube's history books. He was over 38 & a half years old. 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 film industry (yet the cause was accidental as well). Yet his channel & YouTube aren't the same anymore without him. Yet there won't be another random YouTube creator as profound as him. It was truly that bad. R.I.P. Johnathan Grant Thompson (King of Random).

4 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.

5 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. R.I.P. Caleb Logan.

6 Charles Green Jr. ( TheAngryGrandpaShow)

He was the man who was known to freak out a lot as well as break stuff and rant about Valentines Day when it came up.

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.

7 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.

8 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 Kevin James Loibl.

She had 3.99 million subscribers at the time of her death (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.

9 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 gone in 2018. R.I.P. Mike Taylor.

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. R.I.P. Etika.

Even after his passing, I rehabilitated his name. I won't ban him

The Newcomers

? Sara Holmes (Hoju Sara)

With ~358K subscribers, she was a popular Korean vlogger & lifestyle creator that entertained Korea & the world. She lost her battle to leukemia on September 2022. She would've hit a 1 decade milestone on March 2024. R.I.P.

? PNB Rock

He was known by ~2.11M subscribers for Selfish (which peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100). He even collaborated with artists like Ed Sheeran & dominated hip-hop/rap music on Philadelphia. He traveled to L.A. until he was shot at a restaurant in an armed robbery regarding location. He was only 30 years 10 months 5 days old & would've hit a decade of music but passed away after more than 8 years of it. R.I.P. PNB Rock (1991-2022).

The Contenders
11 Yakiwchuk
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.

I miss him he was the best and I still watch eddsworld today and it has changed a lot

13 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

14 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.

15 Steve Cash (SteveCash83)

He is nice youtuber funny cats like gibbyson Gibson who is dead random kitty Sylvester Shelby and all other kitties long live steve Sylvester and Gibson!

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.

16 Michigun
17 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.

18 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

Saw the austin powers and he was just imprinted on me in ever movie he was in, he was a good actor

19 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.

20 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.

21 Colin Wyckoff

An inspiration to hundreds of Garry's Mod content creators and the maker of millions of childhoods. Lost his battle to leukemia in January of 2015.

22 Ronron RonRon was a red fox owned by a YouTuber named foxalbiazul. He has been in his videos from 2008-2016.

RonRon was a domesticated pet red fox bought from a licensed exotic animal breeder, in Oklahoma, captive-bred and hand-raised. Was cared for by foxalbiazul in Arkansas which allows pet foxes without any permit needed. He enjoyed a large outdoor habitat as well as a small indoor caged spot in foxalbiazul's living room. He had ~685K subscribers & passed away just 10 DAYS before turning 8 years old. Foxes don't live long though. He might have been the fox that inspired Ylvis to make their hit song What Does the Fox Say. R.I.P. Ronron (2013-2021).

23 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.

24 Brandon Ashur (Bashurverse)

I only just now found out about this now, seeing him on this list... This was the guy that pulled me out of depression a lot when I was younger, he was the reason I Watched Sky the kids YT... I thought that once I got well enough I would head to a con and like see him tell him how great he was!
now I'm dying,with a tiny YT and ill never met him until I go, but don't worry man, Ill live on for you! just like the rest of your fans are!

1.58M subscribers on YouTube, he was known for Bashurverse on Twitch & his Minecraft videos. He had COVID-19 & lost his battle at the age of 36. He passed away 1 day before Norm MacDonald did. R.I.P.

25 Lil Bub Lil Bub was a celebrity cat recognized for her unique appearance. Lil Bub had female dwarfism and bone disorder. Lil Bub had merchandise like plush toys and mugs.
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