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Papa Jim death news — Fans flood Danny Duncan’s Instagram with comments to ‘pour one out’ for the dead Youtube prankster

Who was Papa Jim?
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INTERNET sensation Papa Jim has died and tributes from people like fellow YouTube star Danny Duncan are pouring in.

Fans of Papa Jim, who turned 92 in December, have offered their condolences to YouTuber Duncan, who revealed the tragic news of Papa Jim's passing on his Instagram account on May 12.

Many fans are "pouring one out" for Papa Jim. Jim famously loved Coca-Cola, even saying he 'wouldn't waste a Coke' in one of Duncan's videos where they used the drink to make a model rocket.

Duncan wrote on the social media platform: “Thank you for all the laughs and unforgettable memories. I love you, Papa Jim."

Papa Jim's official cause of death is not known at this time because his family has not released a statement.

Read our Papa Jim live blog for the latest news and updates...

  • Amanda Castro

    How many subscribers does Danny Duncan have?

    Duncan has over 6.5million YouTube subscribers and has been entertaining audiences with his pranks since March 2014.

  • Amanda Castro

    What are Danny Duncan's most popular videos?

    The following videos have received millions of views and are among the most popular videos on Danny Duncan's channel:

    • Falling with 30,000 Pennies
    • Going Down Stairs on a Hoverboard
    • Grocery Shopping with Danny Duncan
  • Amanda Castro

    What is Danny Duncan's net worth?

    Close friend of Papa Jim, Danny Duncan's net worth is estimated to be $8million, according to SportsKeeda.com.

    Duncan, in addition to being a renowned social media figure, also owns the Virginity Rocks apparel line, which he frequently promotes in his videos.

  • Amanda Castro

    Has a cause of death been confirmed?

    At the time of writing, there has not been any news regarding Papa Jim's cause of death.

  • Amanda Castro

    Tributes pour in on Twitter, continued

    Papa's never-ending laughing and amusement were praised by many fans. "Papa Jim was out here living his best life," a Twitter user said. Pour a coke up for him."

  • Amanda Castro

    Tributes pour in on Twitter

    Saddened at the news of Papa Jim's death, fans have not stopped sharing tributes to the late prankster.

    One person said: "REST IN PARADISE PAPA JIM YOU ARE THE GOAT."

    Another fan tweeted: "We love Papa Jim" alongside a red heart emoji.

  • Amanda Castro

    What was Papa Jim's real name?

    According to ABTC.ng, his real name was Jim Davitt.

  • Amanda Castro

    Papa Jim's final post

    Papa Jim posted a chilling photo of himself on a couch with the remark, "Quit sleepin on me…" only days before his death.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    'Absolute legend'

    The tributes are pouring in for Papa Jim across social media platforms.

    Over on Twitter, fans are reeling over the sad news of the prankster's passing.

    "Long Live Papa Jim absolute legend this man was so sad to see," one person wrote about Danny Duncan's announcement that the internet sensation had died.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    What is Danny Duncan's YouTube channel, continued

    Duncan's have been viewed over 1.4 BILLION times, an impressive feat.

    He says of his channel: "I post videos that make me laugh. Hope you enjoy."

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    What is Danny Duncan's YouTube channel?

    Danny Duncan has a YouTube channel which he launched in 2014.

    The channel focuses on pranks and skateboard videos.

    He has a whopping 6.51 million YouTube subscribers.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    'Pour a coke out'

    On Danny Duncan's Instagram post about Papa Jim's passing, fans left comments in memory of the prankster.

    "Pour a coke out for papa jim" one person wrote.

    "Such an Inspiration" another said, alongside a heart emoji.

    "My heart is torn rn" someone else admitted.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    No relation

    While it may have seemed he was related to the YouTube star, Papa Jim was in fact the grandfather of Danny Duncan's assistant, David Tomchinsky.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Who is Danny Duncan, continued

    Duncan became famous thanks to his funny videos, which include pranks and practical jokes, which he began uploading to YouTube in 2014.

    Duncan also has his own clothing line in partnership with Killer Merch, which debuted in 2019.

    The same year he paid more than $3.5 million for a luxury property in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Who is Danny Duncan?

    Danny Duncan is a 29-year-old YouTube star originally from Florida.

    He was born July 27, 1992, and his real name is Gary Winthrope.

    The Florida native's parents are separated and he was brought up by his mother.

    Duncan has a sister and half-brother, Matthew.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    What did Danny Duncan say?

    Paying tribute to Papa Jim, Danny Duncan announced the prankster's death and said: “Thank you for all the laughs and unforgettable memories. I love you, Papa Jim.”

    He appeared to brand Jim the "Greatest of All Time" as he ended his post with a goat emoji.

    He shared pictures of the pair riding on a motorcycle and inside a helicopter.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    How old was Papa Jim?

    Papa Jim died at the age of 92, according to reports.

    Danny Duncan revealed the tragic news on his Instagram account on May 12, 2022, writing, “Thank you for all the laughs and unforgettable memories. I love you, Papa Jim.”

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Who is Papa Jim's grandson David Tomchinsky?

    David Tomchinsky works for Danny Duncan's brand as an Executive Assistant and Social Media Manager.

    On his LinkedIn page, he describes himself as an "experienced social media manager, producer, and account executive."

    He added how he has "a demonstrated history working with advertising agencies, radio stations, and video production companies."

    He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    What was Papa Jim's cause of death?

    It is not known how the internet prankster died because his family has not released a statement.

    But Duncan revealed the tragic news on his Instagram account on May 12, 2022.

    He posted: “Thank you for all the laughs and unforgettable memories. I love you, Papa Jim.”

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Previous internet hoax

    In 2021, Papa Jim fell victim to a death hoax as rumors circulated online that he had died, The Focus reported.

    Danny Duncan - who has 6.51 million YouTube subscribers - slammed the speculation as he said in an Instagram video that the senior was “alive and well”.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Family life

    Not much is known about Papa Jim's family life.

    It is not known who his spouse or children were.

  • Josie Rhodes Cook

    Who was Papa Jim?

    Papa Jim was a frequent guest on YouTube sensation Danny Duncan's channel and was loved by millions of fans.

    Papa Jim was a prankster who would do everything from skinny dipping to quad biking on Duncan's popular channel.

    While it may have seemed he was related to the YouTube star, he was actually the grandad of Duncan's assistant, David Tomchinsky.

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