What Happened to Etika? Social Media Star Posts Cryptic Reddit Message

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Fans feared for the safety of social media star, Etika, after he posted a cryptic message to Reddit. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Fans took to Twitter Thursday night after one of their favorite social media stars, Etika, posted a cryptic message to Reddit. His name quickly became a top-trending topic, garnering more than 37,000 mentions.

"And now, it's my turn to die. I love you all. Keep fighting for me, ok? I'll miss yall :* make the world better for your own kids, and REMEMBER TO STARGAZE. These last 6 years have been an HONOR," he wrote.

While some wrote that he might have been hacked, others said they hoped he was OK. The message sparked a conversation about mental health.

One of the most shared messages regarding Etika came from YouTuber Sky Williams, who tweeted that he was in touch with the social media star. "etika responded to my text a few seconds ago so at the very least, he's currently alive," Williams wrote. "i'm going to try to locate him to ensure his safety. @etika please be safe and wait for me."

Etika later turned to the social media site to real that he was fine. "Guys I'm fine, please stop worrying about me LOL. You know I like to be overdramatic. Carry on!!" he wrote.

Earlier, fans had taken to Twitter to reveal they were worried about the Brooklyn resident.

In case you missed it. WHAT'S GOING ON ETIKA pic.twitter.com/IkAp3thuHZ

— Dani Florian (@DanielFlorian80) October 26, 2018

I stopped paying attention to this leak nonsense when I noticed that something’s up with Etika right now. =/

— Omni Jacala (@artsyomni) October 26, 2018

I figured he was hacked or messing around, but it seems like this situation is a lot more serious than anyone hoped it would become

I really hope Etika is feeling alright, and I hope that he gets any amount of mental/emotional support he needs, he seems like a great man at heart

— Shane (@FourScore64) October 26, 2018

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. Their line is available 24 hours, every day.