His family announced the death of a Minecraft YouTuber known as Technoblade after a battle with stage 4 cancer. He was 23 years old.
In an emotional video titled “Long Losers” Spread On the Technoblade YouTube account, the father of the internet player read a letter written by his late son.
“Thank you all for supporting my content over the years,” the message read. “If I had 100 more lives, I think I would choose to go back to Technoblade again every time because those were the happiest years of my life. I hope you guys enjoy my content and make each other laugh and I hope you all go live a long, prosperous and happy life because I love you guys comrades “.
In the letter, he revealed his real name as Alex. His family said Technoblad “avoided personal fame and worked hard to keep his true identity secret.”
After completing the letter, Technoblad’s father spoke of his son having “difficulty” writing his last letter, and said he did so eight hours before his death.
“He’s done with it and then it’s over,” said his father. “He was the coolest kid anyone could ever ask for.”
The creator created his YouTube channel in 2013, with videos focused on the video game Minecraft. His channel will eventually gain more than 11 million subscribers.
In a statement written by Technoblade’s mother on behalf of her family, she said, “He was always devising strategies to delight and reward his fans.”
“Even after his eventual successes, he somehow manages to maintain his gentle humility, competing with an endearing balance between confidence and underestimation of intelligence,” the statement added.
The family called on his fans to “respect his wishes to protect his and his family’s privacy.”
Fans and fellow players offered condolences after the news.
“He was very witty and humble even in the most difficult of times,” chirp. “I will always look for him.”
“Your legacy will live on forever,” she wrote.