Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade died at the age of 23, his family confirmed in an emotional farewell video posted on his behalf.
The video, titled “So Long Nerds” and posted to his 10 million followers, featured his father calling him “the most amazing kid anyone could ever ask for”. The American internet personality rose to fame for posting clips of himself live streaming and playing sandbox video games.
Last year, Technoblade told fans that he had been diagnosed with cancer.
Hours before his death and a farewell message read by his father began: “Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re looking at this. I’m dead.” He revealed that his real name was actually Alex, reminiscent of a time when he tricked the audience into believing his name was Dave.
“Thank you all for supporting my content over the years,” he continued. “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.”
The online star, who won Minecraft tournaments and joked about his life while playing the game, explained in a fundraising video posted in February that he underwent chemotherapy, and radiation therapy after developing a painful And had an organ rescue operation tumour in his right hand.
He died of sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer.
He revealed his cancer diagnosis in August 2021, explaining that he initially thought the pain he was feeling was from a repetitive strain injury caused by excessive gaming. He went to the hospital after his hand was swollen and it was later discovered that he had cancer.
Little is known about Technoblade, who hid his true identity till the end. But his online avatar was a picture of a crowned pig.