JewWario, a YouTube game channel operator whose real name was Justin Carmical, died recently, his wife confirmed.
His wife Jenny Valentine said Carmical, 42, committed suicide, according to a Facebook post.
“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 on Facebook.
“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, who appeared on the You Can Play This series and also talked about importing games from Japan, appeared to be well-liked on YouTube. He also did reviews and tutorials.
A number of other gamers uploaded videos on YouTube about his death.
“It still breaks my heart that he is gone, but he left some amazingly beautiful things behind. RIP @JewWario,” wrote one Twitter user.
A GoFundMe page was also set up for Carmical’s family. About $13,000 has been raised as of Wednesday night.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to Justin. To many of us, he was like family,” the page reads.