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List Rules Only YouTubers who announced they were quitting or stopped uploading videos. Vote up the stars you miss the most.

In a world where you can get rich and famous by posting bizarre, hilarious, or downright stupid videos, it's hard to imagine why so many famous YouTubers would quit. Really though, from ASMR eating channels to awesome animation channels, you can make some serious cash. Be that as it may, plenty of YouTube's biggest stars have called it quits. While some only end up quitting for a few weeks or even take a year off, some have really left the platform for good. Why? Some leave for personal reasons, some have bigger and better ventures to pursue. Let's just be glad they didn't end up in the YouTube Hall of Shame. Whether they've completely retired from YouTube or make a comeback shortly after their announcement, these famous YouTubers have all walked away from the spotlight at some point.

Makeup guru Michelle Phan quit YouTube in 2017, while George Miller AKA Filthy Frank AKA Pink Guy stopped uploading new videos to pursue his music career as Joji. Other YouTube stars who quit YouTube include Shaycarl, SkyDoesMinecraft, and Ray William Johnson. Have they all quit for good? Have some returned? Will some return? Only time will tell. 

In the meantime, check out the list of these famous YouTubers who disappeared and continue to add others to the list as they post their last video. Vote up the YouTubers you miss the most.

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Joji is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Quit in late 2017.

George Miller, known by his stage name Joji, is a Japanese-Australian record producer, singer, songwriter, and former YouTube personality who used the channel name TVFilthyFrank. His absurdist ...more

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Alissa Violet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Alissa Violet "quit" YouTube in 2017, but later returned in February 2018.

Alissa Violet-Marie Butler (born June 12, 1996) is a model, actress, and YouTuber who rose to fame through Vine. She is also known for being an ex-girlfriend of Jake Paul. She runs a popular ...more

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Roman Atwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Roman Atwood announced he'd end his YouTube vlogging in March 2018.

Roman Bernard Atwood (born May 28, 1983) is an American YouTube personality, comedian, vlogger and pranker. He is best known for his vlogs, where he posts updates about his life on a daily ...more

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GradeAUnderA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
1525053266880 added GradeAUnderA

On May 22 2017, GradeAUnderA stated that due to life issues he would not upload to his channel anymore. On September 20 2018 he said a season of videos would be coming to his channel but there have not been a video in 11 months.

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SkyDoesMinecraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Announced he was quitting in July 2017.

Adam Dahlberg (born January 17, 1993) is a video editor, singer, director, and YouTube sensation originally known as SkyDoesMinecraft for his Minecraft username SkythekidRS. He later created a ...more

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Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Kingsley announced he'd be quitting YouTube back in 2014. He did a series called Drama King in 2015 for ClevverTV, and has since returned to YouTube.

Kingsley is an American YouTube personality, comedian and blogger. He has over 3 million subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been viewed over 330 million times. He has been featured on TV ...more

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Ray William Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Ray William Johnson posted a video in March 2018 announcing he'd be quitting YouTube.

Ray William Johnson is an American video blogger, producer, and actor best known for his YouTube series Equals Three, in which he provided commentary on viral videos. Many of the videos featured ...more

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Erika Costell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Along with Jake Paul, Erika Costell left YouTube in late 2017, only to return and continue posting regularly.

Erika Costell (born November 12, 1993) is a model, singer, and YouTuber who is known for her swim, fitness, and lingerie shoots.

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LeafyIsHere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
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LeafyIsHere has not uploaded since December 12 2017 due to lack of motivation to upload.

Calvin Lee Vail (born August 18, 1995), known by his YouTube username LeafyIsHere, is an American YouTuber and comedian residing in Seattle, Washington, who makes commentary and reaction videos. ...more

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Shaycarl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
Shaycarl

Quit in September 2016; returned by late 2017.

Shay Carl Butler, known professionally as Shay Carl, is an American vlogger and YouTube personality. Butler has five YouTube channels, two of which have over one million subscribers. Butler and ...more

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Lucas Cruikshank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
Apro Val added Lucas Alan Cruikshank (born August 29, 1993) is an American actor and YouTube personality who created the character Fred Figglehorn and the associated Fred series for his channel on the ...more

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KevJumba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Early YouTube sensation KevJumba announced he'd be quitting back in 2014, but has posted some videos in the time since.

Kevin Wu (born June 12, 1990) is an American blogger, activist and humanitarian. He was best known for being an early YouTube celebrity, comedian, and actor known by his YouTube username of ...more

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Michelle Phan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Quit in early 2016; returned by June 2017.

Michelle Phan (born 11 April 1987) is an American-Vietnamese make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur who became notable as a YouTube personality. Phan's YouTube channel has over 8 million ...more

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Jake Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Announced he was quitting in September 2017, but has since returned and has continued to post regularly.

Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul first came into prominence for ...more

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Logan Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

After controversy over one of his videos in early 2018, YouTube dropped Logan Paul, while he also announced he quit in May 2018.

Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American actor, director, internet personality, screenwriter, rapper, and white collar boxer. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on ...more

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Fernanfloo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

Salvadoran gaming vlogger, Fernanfloo, announced it was over in April 2018.

Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado (born July 7, 1993), known as Fernanfloo, is a Salvadoran gaming YouTuber. With a total of over 6 billion views, more than 500 videos and 26 million subscribers, ...more

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FPSRussia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
FPSRussia

FPSRussia quit posting video in 2017, but has since done a podcast titled Painkiller Already.

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Cruzer 328 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube
caleb.cruz added Cruzer 328

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DaddyOFive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous YouTube Stars Who Quit YouTube

DaddyOFive was really forced to quit, rather than making the choice himself after getting into legal trouble over his videos back in 2017.

DaddyOFive is a YouTube channel and online alias of Michael Christopher "Mike" Martin (born 1982), which focused on daily vlogging and “prank” videos. The channel's videos featured ...more