Technoblade, a popular type Minecraft YouTuber, died of cancer at the age of 23.
In one video uploaded to his YouTube channel titled “so long nerds” and narrated by his father, Technoblade thanked his fans and streamers for their support over the years and revealed that His real name is Alex. (He “accidentally” slipped, which he called Dave in an earlier video.)
“Hello everyone, it’s Technoblade. If you’re watching this, I’m dead,” he said. “Thank you to all of you who have supported my content over the years. If I had 100 more lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again, because those were the happiest years of my life. ”
In the video, Technoblade apologizes for “selling too much in the past year” by delivering merchandise, but notes that, as a result, his siblings will be able to go to college. “Well, if they want to,” he added. “I don’t want to pressure any of their dead brothers.”
Technoblade’s father described how the two discussed creating a final video, but said Alex had “had difficulty writing articles” due to the effects of his illness.
His father says Technoblade wrote the script for his last video in bed and died shortly after. “I don’t think he said everything he wanted to say, but I think he got the main points,” his father said. “He finished that and then he finished. He lived about eight more hours after that.”
In a video posted to his channel in August 2021Technoblade revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer. He said his right arm started to hurt in July of that year and he initially thought it was due to repetitive stress syndrome. Finally, he went to the doctor in early August and was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare cancer that develops in the body’s connective tissues.
“I feel a bit silly talking about this to Minecraft Technoblade said in the video. “But I am a Minecraft Youtuber – I don’t do live video, I guess most people would talk about serious things. ”
He jokes in the video about how “the chemotherapy session is going to be great content” and when he calls people to tell them about the diagnosis, “no one gets worse news than the insurance provider.” My medical – they were unresolvable for weeks. ”
Messages of support, admiration and condolences have been sent from the gaming community after Technoblade’s departure, including from members of Dream SMP – very popular Minecraft servants tell stories in collaboration with famous streamers (including Technoblade itself).
“Funny easily. Endless talent. Go too soon,” YouTuber Ted Nivison tweeted.
“Technoblade is someone a lot of us admire, myself included. Thank you for everything you have done for so much. The world wouldn’t be the same without you,” tweeted another streamer, Eret.
I will never forget the day I met Technoblade. I went to work early to play in a Minecraft tournament with him. I barely know how to play… and the guy still piggybacked us to win the whole damn event.
Rest in peace, buddy. You will always be a legend.
– Schlatt (@jschlatt) July 1, 2022
Technoblade is a goddamn legend. From being a huge fan, to being one of his true friends, I cannot express how grateful I am to him.
I just know he’s strategizing in heaven on how to defeat God. This is not a joke. look at the screenshot.
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/ntb2C5bdLM
– TommyInnit (@tommyinnit) July 1, 2022
I’ve been reviewing Technoblade’s for the past hour
He is very witty and very humble even in the most difficult times
I will always look at him
Rest In Peace <3
– ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) July 1, 2022
In an announcement posted on Technoblade’s online store, his family said a portion of all sales of his merchandise will be donated to charity, Sarcoma Foundation of America.
His family also shared a statement at the end of his last video, reiterating his appreciation and respect for his fans and streamers, as well as his family’s desire for privacy.
We, the Technoblade family, want you all to know how much he loves and respects his fans and colleagues.
From the earliest days of Technoblade online, he has always mapped out ways to delight and reward his audience – handing out prizes online, encouraging good sportsmanship and most of all, sharing Its Minecraft adventures to entertain and amuse. Even after his eventual successes, he somehow manages to retain his kindhearted humility, competing with a lovely balance between confidence and self-deprecating wit. He avoids personal fame and works hard to keep his true identity a secret and we ask that you continue to respect his wishes to protect his privacy and privacy. of his family.
The past year has been very difficult for our son as he battled stage four cancer. But he doesn’t complain, and continues to use his famous strategic mind to try to beat what he knows are near-impossible odds. My son’s bravery on this path is a valuable lesson for all of us who are privileged to go with him. Thank you for sharing his journey through it all, as he did the work he loves for his beloved fans.