Minecraft YouTuber passes away one year after cancer diagnosis

BELOVED Minecraft streamer and content creator Technoblade passed away at age 23 from cancer nearly a year after announcing his diagnosis.

In a YouTube video titled, “So long nerds”, Techoblade’s father shared a message from his son announcing the streamer’s death.

Streamer Technoblade has passed away at the age of 23

Streamer Technoblade has passed away at the age of 23Credit: YouTube
Technoblade boasted over 10million subscribers on YouTube

Technoblade boasted over 10million subscribers on YouTubeCredit: YouTube / Technoblade

“Hello everyone, Technoblade here,” the message began. “If you’re watching this. I am dead.”

In the video, Technoblade revealed that his real name was Alexander as he kept his identity a secret to his fans.

“Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had another hundred lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time as those were the happiest years of my life.”

CANCER DIAGNOSIS

His cancer diagnosis went public back in August 2021 when Techno explained he started experiencing pain in his arm in July, and took some days off to recover as he put it down to a repetitive stress injury from gaming.

But after a few days, he realized his shoulder was swelling and thought he’d broken a bone, and so went to the hospital.

“They performed a couple of scans and told me the reason my arm hurts is because I have cancer,” he explained in his latest video.

“That really couldn’t have gone worse.”

FAMILY STATEMENT

E-Sports gamer, Jake Lucky shared a statement from Techo’s family following on Twitter.

“We, the family of Technoblade, wanted all of you to know just how much he adored and respected his fans and colleagues.

“From Technoblade’s earliest online days, he was always strategizing ways to delight and reward his audience – giving away online prizes, encouraging good sportsmanship, and most of all sharing his Minecraft adventures for entertainment and laughs.

“Even after his eventual successes he somehow managed to keep his good-natured humility, competing with an endearing balance between confidence and self-deprecating wit.”

The statement explained that despite his over 10million subscribers, Techo worked to keep his identity private.

“We ask you to continue to honor his wishes to protect his privacy and the privacy of his family.”

Multiple content creators shared tributes online including Ludwig, who has over 3million subscribers.

“I’ve been rewatching Technoblade’s for the past hour,” he wrote.

“He was so witty and so humble even in the toughest of times. I’ll always look up to him.”

“I am actually so devastated. I’ve seen almost every Technoblade video over the years,” said Runescape streamer, Settled.

“Such a damn warrior for going through what he did. You entertained a lot of people and made their lives better, king.”

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