Despite millions of views, the Damn Daniel video was deleted after hacker gained control of creator's Twitter

This article titled “Damn Daniel, deleted: death of a viral video after Twitter hack” was written by Alex Hern, for theguardian.com on Monday 29th February 2016 09.54 UTC

Another piece of internet history is gone, perhaps forever, after the creator of the viral “Damn Daniel” video, Josh Holz, had his Twitter account hacked on Monday.

Holz, 15, posted a video to Twitter of his friend Daniel Lara, 14, wearing a variety of shoes (don’t ask) on 15 February. The video, a collection of clips of Holz exclaiming “Damn, Daniel”, was also uploaded to YouTube at the same time. That version of the video remains live.

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