Most Famous YouTubers That Died

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

I remember the first video he uploaded about cancer. I came home, I was alone, and I cried so hard that I turned red. I remember the 30th. I told myself I would probably cry if one of the SBI members died, but it would last a day because I was "heartless". I woke up the next day seeing all the tweets about him and deleting them without reading because I didn't want to see a spoiler. Thirty-one seconds was enough to make me cry for 5 hours straight.

After 2 months, I was able to understand what he said in his last note because I watched it while breathing, not crying. It has been over a year, I'm still crying, and I still can't watch his clips. I hope he is happy right now, even though he was an atheist. Fly high, big brother.

2 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, songwriter, and criminal.

It's a shame that a young man who had a really big following and was just turning his life around one step at a time lost his life at such a young age. XXXTentacion definitely would have made it even bigger over time if his death had not occurred on June 18, 2018. The killers responsible deserve to rot in prison for the rest of their pathetic, wrathful lives. One of my favorite songs from his discography is Moonlight.

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 event has been dubbed the John Lennon/Kurt Cobain assassination for the YouTube history books, one of the worst and darkest days and tragedies ever for the YouTube community. It shows us that 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. Rest in peace, XXXTENTACION.

3 Jonathan Grant Thompson

He was the King of Random, creating the largest number of random videos on YouTube. He was the most famous and subscribed to one that ever died. He 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. He was over 38 and a half years old.

Since his death, his channel has become a legacy, and the YouTube world still mourns his death to this day. His death impacted the YouTube platform and community similarly to how Paul Walker's death affected the film industry, although the cause was accidental. Yet, his channel and YouTube aren't the same anymore without him. There won't be another random YouTube creator as profound as him. It was truly that significant. Rest in peace, Jonathan Grant Thompson (King of Random).

4 Monty Oum

He had 9.59 million subscribers at the time of his death. He suffered a severe allergic reaction that became fatal. His death was a big loss for the YouTube community for a reason. Rest in peace, Monty Oum.

5 Caleb Logan Bratayley

RIP Caleb. He was only 13 years old at the time. He deserved more life. RIP!

He had 6.91 million subscribers at the time of his death. He had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and died of it at just over 13. Rest in peace, 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 Valentine's Day when it came up.

TheAngryGrandpaShow was one of the most hilarious shows I had ever watched. It was sad to see him go. RIP!

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

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... read more

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 and had a profound effect on the YouTube community.

It made YouTubers and other stars scared for their safety. This changed the way many events worked, including adding extra security and having meet-and-greet access limited to impossible, all because of this. She was so close to getting 4M subscribers, only 100 subscribers shy of 4M, and was killed before that moment happened. A total near miss and a true talented angel lost. Rest in peace, 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 second most subscribed YouTuber to have passed away in 2018. Rest in peace, Mike Taylor.

10 Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika)

If he had known about Min-Min becoming Smash Bros DLC (she was released just weeks after his death), might he have held on longer? Possibly gotten the help he needed during that time?

Desmond Daniel Amofah (Etika), one of the tallest YouTubers and streamers (approximately 6'6"), had 800,000 subscribers at the time of his death. He was depressed, admitted his depression, then wandered off and drowned himself. He committed suicide on June 19, 2019. He had a chance of reaching his first million but committed suicide before that. It was a horrible day for YouTube. Rest in peace, Etika.

The Newcomers

The Contenders
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12 Edd Gould (Eddsworld)

He had 1.69 million subscribers. He died of leukemia. He battled for 11 months along with cancer he had for six years. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Edd Gould.

I miss him. He was the best, and I still watch Eddsworld today. 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 Jarad Higgins (Juice WRLD)

He was a legendary rapper, known for his album Too Soon with songs like Legends and All Girls Are The Same. He died at 21 after a seizure caused by an epileptic condition. It was so sudden and soon. His channel has approximately 3.71 million subscribers. He did not even make it to 4 million before his death. Rest in peace, Juice WRLD 1998-2019.

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 a drug overdose at 26. Rest in peace, Mac Miller.

16 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.

Poor cat. I wish he had more life in front of him. RIP!

17 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. He 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 approximately 685,000 subscribers and 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. Rest in peace, Ronron (2008-2016).

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19 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 Columbarium in Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

My sister just started watching him. We wondered why he did not upload in three years. Well, alcohol poisoning.

He deserves much more respect! RIP!

20 Steve Cash (SteveCash83)

Steve Cash was a YouTuber best known for his Talking Kitty Cat series. He also made other content such as his 4Steves web series, his old blog videos from 2008-2014, skits, cover songs, and even some original music. Sadly, on the morning of April 16, 2020, he took his own life.

A truly amazing and talented guy gone at only 40 years old. Rest in peace, Steve. You will be sorely missed.

He was a nice YouTuber. He had funny cats like Gibson, who has passed away, random kitty Sylvester, Shelby, and all other kitties. Long live Steve, Sylvester, and Gibson!

21 tomiii11

Since his death, his channel has gained nearly 8.4 million subscribers, with 630,000 in the 24 hours since his death announcement and another 550,000 the following day. He was the fastest-growing kid creator, and any creator for a short time, on YouTube. He was announced dead on August 30 after a half-year battle with brain cancer. He was only 11. Rest in peace.

22 Takeoff (Member of Migos)
23 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 and his two friends attempted to outrun a train unsuccessfully. The train crashed into their car, brutally killing him and his two other friends. Rest in peace.

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.

24 John Peter Bain (TotalBiscuit)

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

25 Dillon the Hacker

He had 136,000 subscribers at the time of his death. He was known for trolling PewDiePie's work in a humorous way. He committed suicide on July 28th, 2019, the month before what would have been Michael Jackson's 61st birthday. He was only 20. Another legend gone too soon. Rest in peace, Dillon the Hacker.

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