Technoblade, Minecraft Youtuber watched by thousands and thousands, dies at 23

In a YouTube video called “nerd for too long“, the content creator’s father shared his son’s last message with his subscribers.

“Hello everyone, it’s Technoblade,” the announcement began. “If you’re watching this. I’m dying.”

In the video, Technoblade, who has kept his identity a secret, reveals that his real name is Alex. He also thanked fans for supporting his content, merchandise and channel memberships, and joked that his siblings were “going to college.”

“If I had one hundred more lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again, because those were the happiest years of my life. I hope you guys enjoy my content and I did. for some of you to laugh and I hope you all live long, prosperous and happy lives.”

In just under a decade, Technoblade has amassed nearly 11 million YouTube subscribers and 3.7 million Twitter followers as he shares his passion for Minecraft, a video game where users can build virtual worlds from blocks and create their own storylines. He made his cancer diagnosis public in August 2021, telling his followers in a video of him playing the game that he sought medical help after suffering pain in his arm that he initially believed was a repetitive stress injury from gaming.

According to his father, Technoblade wrote his last message about 8 hours before his death. Holding back tears, Technoblade’s father described his son as “the most amazing kid” anyone could ask for, adding: “I miss Technoblade.”

Technoblade's father announced the sad news to the subscribers of his son's channel.

The video, which has been viewed more than 19 million times, ends with a statement from the Technoblade family, which reads: “The past year has been very difficult for our son as he battles cancer. stage 4. But he didn’t complain, and continued to use his famous strategic mind to try to defeat what he knew was near-impossible. this road has been a valuable lesson for all of us who have had the honor of traveling with him.Thank you for sharing his journey all of us, as he did the job he loves. love for his beloved fans.”

Social media has been flooded with tributes from fans, celebrities, and fellow gamers.

Youtuber Ted Nivison remembered him as: “Cute funny. Endless talent. Gone too soon. Rest in peace, Technoblade.”

TommyInnit, another popular Youtuber, wrote on Twitter: “Technoblade is the king of legend af**. From being a huge fan, to being one of his true friends, I can’t act. describe how grateful I am to him. I just know that he is strategizing in heaven on how to defeat God.”

In a statement sent to CNN, the Sarcoma Foundation of America paid tribute to Technoblade, sharing its “deepest condolences to his family.”

Brandi Felser, CEO of the charity, said in the statement: “Technoblade has gathered its supporters to raise more than $500,000 to date to support sarcoma research. This gives allowed SFA to provide research grants in the name of Technoblade. Through these efforts, he leaves behind a legacy that will impact generations.”

Felser said that Technoblade will be recognized with the organization’s Courage Award, an annual honor given to individuals who inspire others to “create hope and a better life for the sarcoma community.” ” later this year.

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