According to various sources YouTuber Benjamin “Apollo Legend” Smith was found dead at his residence yesterday, on 30th December in the evening when Police searched his residence.
According to Daniel “Keemstar” Keem, prior to taking his life, Apollo had uploaded a suicide video/letter on Youtube where he blamed YouTubers DarkViperAU and EZScape for pushing him over the edge.
Hours after his suicide letter/video was uploaded on Youtube, the police were informed of the incident, after which police visited his residence where he was found dead.
The two YouTubers Apollo named in his video had made videos about Apollo Legend and had accused him of stirring up drama to game the Youtube ads system to gain increased ad revenue. The video that he posted on YouTube prior to his suicide was taken down from the platform for the apparent motive of it infringing the platform’s TOS.
Prior to Youtube taking action, some people were able to view the video wherein the video’s description Apollo “thanks” YouTubers DarkViperAU and EZScape for pushing him over the edge. He also shared a Mediafire link where uploaded his suicide letter/video.
Apollo cited causes such as deteriorating psychological and bodily situation that led him to take such an extreme step. Apparently, he was scheduled to be hospitalized for some medical situation, and as an alternative determined to take this excessive step.
The news of his suicide soon reached Reddit and in various Reddit posts, people started blaming the two YouTubers who made videos about Apollo Legend for the incident.
Note: The Part About Billy Mitchell has been removed, and we would like to extend our apologies on behalf of the writer.
Benjamin “Apollo Legend” Smith was a speedrunning commentator / YouTuber who stopped uploading on Youtube a year ago after he lost a lawsuit against Billy Mitchel.
Apollo had uploaded a video about Billy Mitchel cheating in his famed Donkey Kong speedruns, for which Billy sued him alleging Apollo had used his voice recordings illegally. The lawsuit reached an out of courtroom settlement, after which Apollo was constantly criticized by different YouTubers.
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