A Youtuber’s sudden death has left a family and community in mourning.On Saturday, January 21, the family of YouTuber Slick Goku – real name Reggie Groover – confirmed that he had passed away.
Who was Slick Goku?
The American animator joined YouTube with the handle Slick Goku on December 1, 2018.
He was best known for animating short videos and skits – with his characters all originating from his individually curated ‘Slick Goku’ universe.
Janice – Reggie’s mother – paid tribute to her son’s “creative soul”.
She said: “Anywhere Reggie would go he would make friends. Reggie was the kind of man that would support those he cared about.
What happened to Slick Goku?
On Saturday, January 21, the family of YouTuber Slick Goku confirmed his death.
It has also been reported that Slick Goku passed two days earlier, on January
While his family only revealed that “Reggie passed away with family around him”, fellow voice actor Freddie Heinz reported that the cause of Slick Goku’s death was a “severe seizure”.
Details surrounding Groover’s death have not been disclosed.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up by Reggie’s mother – Janice – to fundraise the funeral costs.
The proposed raised sum of $10,000 has been doubled – attracting an astounding $22,000.
How many followers did Slick Goku have?
Slick Goku built an ardent fanbase during his YouTube tenure.
In just four years, Slick Goku gained an impressive 266,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.
He also amassed a remarkable 43 million views.
What have Slick Goku’s fans said?
As expected, Slick Goku’s fans have reacted to the Youtuber’s death with near-unanimous sadness.
On a YouTube tribute video named “Goodbye Bro”, many left comments paying their respects.
One said: “Wow, this really came out of nowhere. RIP Reggie, we will all miss you and remember your legacy.”
Another commented; “There will never be a content creator that is (as) great as him. Rest in Peace Reggie.”