YouTube has grown to become one of the most popular public platforms, providing people with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Many celebrities, including Pewdiepie, Logan Paul, Casey Neistat, and others, have made YouTube one of their primary sources of income. Many people have turned to it as a means of expressing themselves.
There are currently over 1.5 billion YouTube users, and more than 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute. As a result, it’s safe to say that the race to the top is fiercer than ever. But even rarer than making it big on YouTube is when a YouTuber makes it big and then vanishes. So, here are five YouTubers who have completely vanished after becoming famous on the platform.
On October 16, 2013, RedKeyMon, a gaming channel, was launched. It received a lot of praise for its fantastic gameplay, which included stunts, hilarious moments, and, of course, failures.
He primarily focused on games such as Grand Theft Auto 5. When RedKeyMon stopped uploading videos in May 2015, at the height of his fame, fans were left wondering where he had gone, with some even speculating that he was dead.
Over 25 million people watched RedKeyMon’s most recent video, Awesome GTA Stunts And Fails#2. Who in their right mind would have given up after 25 million? It turns out that RedKeyMon was the one who did it.
He has returned to the spotlight after a year away, with a message for his fans. He stated that he was still alive and well, as well as expressing his regret for the inconvenience he had caused. He went on to say that he despised goodbyes, which is why he never said goodbye or left a note.
The well-known Grand Theft Auto player went on to say that he had intended to just take a break, but that time had passed him by before he realized it, and he had lost all motivation. He couldn’t simply vanish, so he came back one last time to say his goodbyes to his fans and subscribers.
He thanked everyone who had supported and loved him, as well as expressing his gratitude for the incredible experience he had had. RedKeyMon signed off on a hopeful note with the words “you never know,” then walked away, leaving the possibility of a return open.
On November 4, 2015, the Australian model turned YouTuber launched her own channel and quickly became a social media sensation. She was able to amass over a million followers across multiple platforms, including Instagram and YouTube. On November 6, 2015, she posted her final video, in which she explained why she was leaving.
Many of her fans assumed it was just a publicity stunt, but it turned out she had actually left. She has only three videos on her YouTube channel and two photos on Instagram to date. She claims, however, that her Instagram account was hacked.
Essena O’Neill describes how she became engulfed in the illusion in her video. It’s not true that social media is real. It’s entirely made-up images and edited clips that are ranked against one another. It’s a system based on social acceptance, likes and dislikes, view validation, and follower success. Plus, it was a meticulously planned judgment that consumed her.
Hannah Wagner was known for her YouTube channel MissHannahMinx, where she dressed up as an anime character and taught high-pitched Japanese lessons. She joined the YouTube community on July 28, 2008, and in a short period of time, she had amassed a sizable fan base. Her first video, which she uploaded in 2009, received over 599K views and catapulted her to fame.
Hannah, on the other hand, abruptly stopped uploading videos at the height of her YouTube career, causing outrage among her fans. Her most recent video, filmed at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013, was uploaded in 2013. We hadn’t heard from her since then. Soon after, it was revealed that she had left her YouTube career to start a family with her partner. For the time being, she is happily married with children, and her name has been changed to Hannah Osterhagen.
Kevin Wu, also known as KevJumba or simply Kev, was one of the most popular YouTubers of his generation. He joined YouTube on July 27, 2006, and by 2008, he had amassed the third-largest subscriber base. He was best known for his sarcastic vlogs and parodies of music videos. He became less interested in YouTube as time went on, and more focused on making it in Hollywood.
His celebrity was short-lived, however, as he died in a tragic accident. Kevin was hit by a car in Los Angeles in 2015, allegedly breaking his spine and collapsing his lungs. He had to undergo multiple surgeries and struggled with mental health issues. He allegedly told The Hollywood Reporter that he was losing his ability to judge his location. His moods began to swing as he attempted to downplay the fact that something was wrong with his body.
Kevin’s mental health had deteriorated to the point where he has deemed a danger to himself and was placed in a medical facility right away. In 2017, he returned to YouTube, but he had stopped using social media. For the time being, he has stopped uploading videos to his YouTube channel. He has, however, appeared in short films such as The Vow and To Die For. His most recent major project was Bakugan: Battle Force, in which he portrayed Riverside Expressway Police.
Mac Freeman made a name for himself on YouTube with his channel WasteTimeChasingCars. On September 24, 2006, he joined YouTube, and on June 8, 2007, he uploaded his first video, which was viewed by over 124K people. His channel quickly became one of the most popular comedy video destinations on the platform.
Mac’s videos Kobe Bryant Can’t Jump Like Me and Lightsabers are Fun went viral in 2008, catapulting his star to new heights. However, Mac’s celebrity was short-lived, as he abruptly stopped uploading in late 2012, after six years and around 65. Fans began debating the reason for his disappearance and whether or not he would return. To date, no information about him has surfaced, and the reason for his departure from YouTube remains unknown.