“JewWario”–whose real name was Justin Carmical–died at 42 after he committed suicide, his wife said.
Jenny Valentine, his wife, wrote on Facebook about his death.
“It is with a very sad heart that I must confirm my husband, Justin Carmical, sometimes known as the Jew Wario died on Thursday, January 23rd,” she wrote. “I also have to confirm he shot himself, but he was not alone, he locked himself in the bathroom and I was on the other side of the door talking with him. He knew I loved him, HE KNEW ALL OF YOU LOVED HIM. You all made him so happy, every time he was recognized from his videos, it made him giddy with joy.”
She added: “I am surrounded by family and friends, and am taking this one moment at a time, remembering to breathe. I want to share with you what the Chaplain said to me, it was a momentary mistake, hold on to the good memories. I will post an update once a decision has been made about funeral arrangements.”
Carmical was a game writer and appeared on the You Can Play This series on YouTube.
His channel, which had more than 10,000 subscribers, talked about games released in Japan and how to import them.