YouTuber Slick Goku, known for his short skits and animation videos, has passed away. He died on Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the presence of his family. Goku, whose real name was Reggie Groover, enjoyed a huge fan following on social media.
The YouTuber’s friends, family, and the content creator community are in shock over his sudden demise. Continue reading to know more about his life and career.
YouTuber Slick Goku Passes Away
Groover’s death was confirmed by his family on January 21. His friend and voice actor, Freddie Heinz, revealed his cause of death to be a ‘severe seizure.’ He tweeted, “I’ve been quiet for the last few days because Reggie, to you known as @SlickGoku2GS has died 2 days ago due to a severe seizure. He was a very good friend of mine and I’m heartbroken.”
The YouTuber’s family has now set up a GoFundMe campaign to ask for help in covering the funeral costs. “Reggie had a creative soul. He created his own YouTube Community and worked diligently to create his own videos. Anywhere Reggie would go he would make friends. Reggie was the kind of man that would support those he cared about,” read the campaign.
“Reggie is a dependable man who is dedicated to improving himself. Reggie enjoyed living life to the fullest. He loved running, swimming, and skateboarding. Reggie loved juice and would have juice every single day. Reggie learned a lot of life lessons from his grandfather when they would go fishing together,” wrote Groover’s mother, Janice.
Slick Goku Started his YouTube Channel in 2018
Groover became famous for his short animation and voice-over videos set in the Slick Goku universe. He created his YouTube channel on December 1, 2018, and went on to have a subscriber base of 2,64,000. Over the last four years, he posted 591 videos on his channel and received more than 43 million views.
The last video on his channel was uploaded on January 18, a day before his death. ‘Eren Jaeger Meets Optimus Prime [SFM]’ says the title of his final video. Groover also had a significant following on Twitter. He joined the platform n January 2016 and got over 9,000 followers.
Tributes Pour in for the YouTuber
As soon as the news of Groover’s demise came out, his friends and followers started expressing their shock and paid tributes to him. “Rest In Peace Slick Goku. I only got to watch a handful of his vids, but he was so passionate with his art and full of creativity. Can’t believe he’s gone now,” wrote a follower.
Rest In Peace Slick Goku.
I only got to watch a handful of his vids, but he was so passionate with his art and full of creativity. Can’t believe he’s gone now.💟💔 pic.twitter.com/I7yVCUjMSY
— Teal City Sports Tweets (@JagsfanForever1) January 22, 2023
A fan tweeted, “I’m f***ing devastated. Slick Goku is gone bro. He was one of the nicest content creators I ever met and one of my biggest inspirations. I remember the one time he retweeted some art I did on my alt twitter, I was so f***ing happy he acknowledged me. Rest in peace king.”
“Reggie was loved by many people and had many fans across the world to who he brought joy. Reggie affected each and every person he came in contact with,” wrote Groover’s best friend, JB Coleman.
Our heartfelt condolences to the YouTuber’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace!