Who is Corpse Husband? YouTube’s faceless superstar

Lauren Bergin
Corpse Husband image in front of Among Us background

YouTube sensation Corpse Husband seemed to appear from nowhere during the 2020 Among Us hype, but since then he has gone on to become a hugely recognizable name in the streaming world – without ever once revealing his face.

In the space of less than year, Corpse Husband went from being a horror narration YouTuber to an internet sensation, his deep voice adding to the mystery surrounding his true identity which helped propel him to viral success.

With over seven million subscribers on his main YouTube channel and an extra two million on his music channel, he has a substantial following, but those numbers are nothing compared to the numbers that he sees in the form of likes on Twitter, with fans ready to flood their favorite creator with support at the drop of a hat.

While Corpse has been on YouTube since 2015, in the past year he has become a breakout name – but who exactly is Corpse Husband, and why is he so popular?

Corpse Husband Fans Saved His Life
Corpse Husband started out his content creation career on YouTube.

Who is Corpse Husband?

The short answer to this is, no one knows. Anonymity is Corpse’s whole brand, so we know absolutely nothing about his real name, height or personal life.

Does Corpse Husband have a girlfriend? No idea. Where does he live? Nix. All we know that he has an exceedingly deep voice and, apparently, a whole lot of charm.

Oh, and his birthday is August 8, 1997, making him 23 years old at the time of writing.

Corpse Husband Face Reveal

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All we’ve seen of Corpse is this Donnie Darko inspired image and a strand of hair.

While being faceless is Corpse’s whole brand, the YouTuber doesn’t live in a fantasy world. When discussing a face reveal the gothic sensation admitted that it “realistically will inevitably happen against [his] will.

He’s expressed, however, that he knows showing his face to the world would inevitably disappoint some fans. This anxiety is made worse by the fact he himself “deeply f**cking hate[s] [his] own face.”

“I mean, when you have millions of people like ‘I think he looks like this or like this’ and you look dramatically different from all of them, it’s like you’re going to let down a lot of people at once and I’d rather not do that.”

Although he told Anthony Padilla that he’s “woken up some days and ha[s] been like f**k it, I’m gonna post a selfie literally right now and put it on my story,” judging by these comments it probably won’t be him that does it.

On saying that, he did “reveal” a strand of his hair, so you never know.

YouTube and Among Us

Corpse’s YouTube career began in the realms of horror story narration. Citing online CreepyPasta narration channels such as Mr.Nightmare, Be.Buster and Lazy Masquerade as inspiration, Corpse created his own iteration of a horror narration channel, with his distinctive deep voice adding to the spookiness of his videos.

But his decision to start streaming Among Us when it became insanely popular around September 2020 was what helped launch his viral fame. His videos playing the game with other popular streamers like Valkyrae, PewDiePie, Sykkuno, and more, blew his creepier videos out of the waters in terms of views.

Corpse Husband’s biggest moments

The bulk of the YouTuber’s biggest moments have taken place on Twitter, where his fanbase is the most active. Any given Tweet he posts has the potential to get hundreds and thousands of likes, but when his fans rally together for a cause, the numbers are out of this world.

In October, YouTuber MrBeast told his followers that the person who could ‘ratio’ him the hardest – i.e. get more likes than his original tweet – would win $10,000. The competition was fierce, with Corpse Husband fans neck and neck with BTS fans almost right up until the end, but eventually, it was Corpse that ended up ratioing MrBeast the hardest, with his tweet at over 580,000 likes.

In a similar competition in February, his fans showed off just how powerful they are, when Corpse ended up winning another ratio competition started by Gymshark. They offered to put the most-liked reply on a Times Square billboard, and the YouTuber ended up winning with 550,000 likes. Gymshark followed through on their promise, and the billboard went up on March 6.

Corpse Husband’s music

Alongside being a streamer and content creator, Corpse has also released several songs that fans are absolutely obsessed with. he released his debut single in June 2020 titled “Miss You!” which got to number 31 on Billboard’s Rock/Alt chart.

He’s gone on to release several tracks since then including “Agoraphobic” and “E-girls Are Ruining My Life,” which have all gone on to be very popular among his listeners.

2021 saw him drop the now iconic track “DAYWALKER!” alongside Machine Gun Kelly, which featured friend and fellow streaming sensation Valkyrae as the faceless YouTuber himself.

Although he’s laid low since then, a recent teaser video on his dedicated music Twitter CORPSE sent his fanbase into chaos. It looks like something is coming, but just what is it?

What is Corpse’s medical condition?

Fans first began to suspect that all wasn’t as it seemed after an Amigops and co. Raft game went south for the creator pretty quickly.

In a later tweet, Corpse Husband explained that he has been “chronically ill” for years. Fans, naturally, became immediately concerned for the streamer’s health and safety.

It’s this same medical condition that contributes to the depth of his voice. Entitled Gastroesophagel reflux disease (GERD), it involves the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. In Corpse’s case, this has meant inflammation of his vocal cords as the acid corrodes the lining of his throat.

He’s also spoken extensively about mental illness, however. Opening up to Anthony Padilla once more, he notes that he deals with a copious amount of “mental sh*t,” and has recalled moments where he was “cutting his face with razor blades” only moments before going live on steam.

When will Corpse Husband’s merch be restocked?

Corpse Husband’s first merch drop sold out within the space of about ten minutes when it was released in December, and some fans who just missed out on the chance to grab some of the creative merch are now awaiting the next opportunity to get some.

He clarified when the merch first launched that “these aren’t just designs printed onto blank hoodies, it’s more complicated than that,” and said that, “it is limited in quantity due to time frames and production constraints,” so a restock may take some time.

The Corpse Husband merch site currently says, “restock soon,” but with no specific date. Fans are able to enter their email in order to be notified when new merch launches.

Corpse Husband is undoubtedly one of the most popular creators on the internet at the moment, and with fans continuing to support him and his various ventures, it looks like there’ll be even more amazing things to come from the YouTuber.