Papa Jim died, and the news has been circulated on the social media platform. YouTuber Danny Duncan extended tribute to Papa Jim.
This was not the first time there was news of Papa Jim’s death. Duncan posted an Instagram story with the words “miss you father” alongside a photo of the two together in February, prompting speculation that Papa Jim had died.
It turned out that the YouTuber was out of town and hadn’t seen Papa Jim in quite some time. “A terrible choice of words,” one Redditor said of the caption.
Papa Jim is a ninety-year-old man who used to frequently appear in Danny Duncan’s YouTube films, doing everything from skinny dipping to quad biking.
Although his name suggests he is Duncan’s cause, he is the grandfather of Duncan’s close friend David Tomchinsky, who works for Duncan’s brand as an Executive Assistant/ Social Media Manager.
Who was Papa Jim?
Papa Jim was a prankster who would do everything from skinny dipping to quad biking on Duncan’s massively popular channel.
But while it may have seemed he was related to the YouTube star, he was in fact the grandad of Duncan’s assistant, David Tomchinsky.
It is not known who his spouse or children were.
Last year, Papa Jim had fallen victim to a death hoax as rumors circulated online that he had died, The Focus reported.
What was Papa Jim’s Cause of Death?
It is not known how the much loved grandad died as 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.”
He called Jim the “Greatest of All Time” as he ended his touching tribute with a goat emoji.
Danny also shared pictures of the pair riding on a motorcycle and inside a helicopter.
Thousands of tributes have been paid to the internet star under Duncan’s post.
Fellow YouTuber George Janko said: “Sorry for your loss.”
While one fan added: “RIP Papa Jim. Always had such good vibes in Danny Duncan videos.”