In his final video, Amofah appeared to be experiencing suicidal ideation. The video’s description included an apology to his followers for pushing people away and not seeking help. “I was mentally troubled, and far too stoneheaded to admit it, far too stubborn to face it, and far too scared now to deal with it,” he wrote.
I’ve lived an incredible life filled with thrills and happiness. God I’ll miss you all so much.” The video has since been removed by YouTube — presumably for violation of its policies about content “promoting or glorifying suicide.” Amofah, who was 29, first began creating content on YouTube in 2012. His channel and related Twitch account primarily focused on Nintendo games. He amassed a following of more than 800,000 across the two platforms, but his original channels were both terminated last year, when he began to publicly struggle with his mental health, Kotaku reports. Amofah self-destructed his YouTube account in October by uploading pornography in an effort to get his channel terminated. (He subsequently opened his TR1ceman channel, which has 134k subscribers.) Shortly after, he was banned from Twitch for using a slur while streaming.
By law in Australia the smoke detectors in backpacker hostels set off a fire alarm which we are not permitted to turn off and the fire department is automatically notified. The entire hostel must be evacuated until they arrive and only they are permitted to turn off the alarm. (These regulations are specific to backpacker accommodation due to a couple of fires in which many travellers died.) A couple of weeks ago I saw for the first time a guest "vaping" an e-cigarette. It emits a vapour that looks similar to cigarette smoke. He told me that it's fine to use these things in doors. But I wonder, do smoke detectors specifically and only detect smoke particles? Is there zero possibility that e-cigarette vapour could ever set off a smoke detector?