YouTube personality Technoblade, who has gained millions of followers for his painful commentary on a video of himself playing Minecraft, has died. His father announced in a video posted on his son’s account.
Over 11 million subscribers have become accustomed to commenting on screen recordings of techno blade Minecraft gameplay outside the camera. He usually focused on what’s happening in the game, but in some videos it’s as mediocre as going to a DMV for a life event, or as much as getting a cancer diagnosis. I explained that it was devastating.
A A video titled “Very Long Nerd” It was posted on Technoblade’s YouTube channel on Thursday and has been viewed more than 26 million times as of Friday afternoon, deviating from the channel’s usual colorful pixelated brick aesthetic. Instead, a man who identifies himself as the father of Technoblade appears, sitting in a chair on a white background with a small white dog on his lap.
His father, who has not given his name, reads a message that begins with his son. Click here for techno blades. If you see this, I’m dead. “
The message goes on to reveal Alex, the first name for techno blades, but he didn’t use it online. The video also includes some pictures of Alex with his loved ones. He rarely showed himself in his YouTube videos, but instead preferred to present himself as his avatar, a crowned sword-wielding pig.
“I think I would choose to be a techno blade every time I have another 100 lives,” Alex said. “They were the happiest years of my life.”
His father, who remains emotional throughout the video, says he and his son had discussed for months whether to record the final video. Instead, Alex decides to write a letter, and about eight hours after finishing it, he died, his father says.
“I don’t think he said everything he wanted to say, but I think he understood the point,” he says.
The video ends with a statement originating from the unnamed Alex’s mother. She writes that despite the surge in popularity of his channel, her son avoided personal fame and was self-deprecating.
“Since the early online era of techno blades, he has always strategiced ways to please and reward viewers, distribute online prizes, encourage good sportsmanship, and above all, for entertainment and laughter. I shared the adventures of Minecraft with me, “she wrote.
Alex’s family couldn’t be reached on Friday. Hypixel, a gaming company that works with Technoblade, said the family had asked them not to forward their request for comment. “The videos they share contain all the information that’s easy to share at the moment,” said Don Pireso, the company’s chief administrator, in a direct message on Twitter.
Alex first publicly acknowledged his cancer diagnosis in a video posted on his channel In August.. Like everyone else, the video showed the game while he was talking from the camera. He maintained a self-deprecating and humorous style and refused to be too serious. He also revealed his age at the time, 22 years old.
In the video, he explained how the first round of chemotherapy made him so tired that he could barely sit down due to the appointment of a virtual doctor. Then he joked: “Sit in a chair, am I a Superman?”
He said he was diagnosed after feeling severe pain in his arm. He initially dismissed it as a repetitive strain injury from playing video games, but even after a few days of rest, his shoulders were “crazy swollen,” he said. rice field.
He also begged people to get the Covid-19 vaccine, saying that cancer treatment weakened his immune system and increased the risk of serious illness from the coronavirus.
“If I say it’s very annoying that hospitals are overworked by people who have died of preventable illnesses, I’ll speak on behalf of all cancer patients,” he said in a video. .. “What I’m saying is that we have dives in those hospital beds.”
On social media, techno blade friends and fans praised him for his humor and role model for Minecraft players.
Minecraft is different from most games because its owner, Microsoft, does not control the servers that players meet online. Instead, players can create their own server or join a server created by someone else to create a vast world network in the world of Minecraft.
Hypixel, which runs a network of Minecraft servers, said it has created a digital memorial book for people to print and send messages to their Technoblade families.The Company compliments An illustration of a techno blade pig avatar has appeared as a statue. “In many ways, many of our successes have led to the success of techno blades,” the company said.
One of Technoblade’s friends, YouTuber’s Thomas Simons, is well known as TommyInnit. I explained him on Twitter As a “legend”.
“I just know,” wrote Simons, “he’s planning a strategy for how to defeat God in heaven.”
Claire Faye Report that contributed.