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Missing YouTube star Etika’s personal belongings found by bridge

Published: 22/Jun/2019 23:54 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 0:36

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Controversial YouTuber Daniel Desmond ‘Etika‘ Amofah has been missing for almost three days now after posting a video alluding to suicide. Police have now reportedly found his belongings alongside Manhattan Bridge in New York.

Concern for Etika first arose at midnight on June 19, following the upload of a scheduled YouTube video titled ‘I’m sorry’ in which he heavily implied he was going to commit suicide.

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Police have been searching for the YouTuber ever since with no luck, and no friends or family have heard from him either. Now, police have found a number of his personal belongings alongside the Manhattan Bridge in New York, with worries that he may have jumped.

What did police find?

According to a report by the New York Post, police found a number of personal belongings owned by the YouTube star scattered around the Manhattan Bridge. The items included Etika’s New York state driver’s license, alongside several other cards, and his personal wallet.

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The report also said that they found his cell phone, his Nintendo Switch games console, and a laptop bag containing a shirt, a pair of underwear, shorts, and some headphones.

Instagram: EtikaEtika’s Nintendo Switch was just one of the items found by Manhattan Bridge.

Obviously this discovery doesn’t look good, and raises questions as to whether Etika jumped from the bridge after posting what many are referring to as a ‘goodbye video.’

We’ll update this article with any further developments from the police search, and hopefully he will be found safe and sound to be reunited with his family shortly.

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If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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Twitch streamer goes viral by posting same photo on Instagram every day

Published: 8/Oct/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer and comedian Mark Samyal Bonanno has gone viral for posting the same photo of himself and his father to Instagram every single day — with a few humorous modifications, of course.

Every once in a while, someone gets incredibly creative with their social media presence; but with so many content creators out there nowadays, it seems like just about everything has already been done.

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This is not the case for Twitch streamer, comedian and actor Mark Bonanno, who took his Instagram game to the next level with a little inspiration from his father.

Bonanno is part of Australian absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna, which boasts an impressive YouTube presence of over 315,000 subscribers.

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Best known for their comedy sketches and humorous podcast, Aunty Donna has become quite the name in the Aussie online space, and Bonanno is showing off his comedy chops even further via his Instagram account.

A quick look at his profile will show some interesting results: His entire profile consists of a single photo posted multiple times, showing himself and his father posing in front of a blue Ford sedan.

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GOLD 104 GOOD TIMES AND GREAT CLASSIC PHOTO OF MY DAD (CHARLIE) AND ME IN FRONT OF THE WOGLYF CAR

A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

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These photos stretch back far into his account, each with a different spin; Bonanno even recreated the photo with TF2 characters in Garry’s Mod, while others show the two in front of the famous code seen in the Matrix films or other odd backgrounds.

His latest pic (at the time of writing) shows his father’s head photoshopped into that of a velociraptor — and although it’s not exactly Jurassic Park-levels of frightening, it’s certainly worth a good laugh.

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Just the photo of my dad (Raptor) and me in front of the woglyf car. I hope neither of us turn to the darkside. Credit: @brennawin89

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A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

Bonanno’s Instagram shenanigans have since gone viral online, earning him wide appeal as viewers can’t seem to get enough of the daily photoshopped madness of the same picture; but a cheeky Q&A session with his pater has revealed that he wasn’t actually aware the photo would turn into such a long-running gag.

In response to a fan’s question about the pic, Bonanno’s father, Charlie (real name Carmelo), wrote: “I thought it was a bit of fun. I didn’t know he was going to do this, though.”

Charlie answers a question about Mark's daily photoshopping posts.
Instaagram: @mark_and_charlie
A cheeky Q&A sesh with Mark’s father, Charlie, revealed his humorous thoughts on the now viral daily photo project.

Shenanigans aside, it seems that Mark’s wacky undertaking has taken off in a major way, giving fans and onlookers something wild to look forward to every day.