Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade has died after being diagnosed with cancer
Beloved Minecraft streamer and content creator Technoblade has died aged 23 of cancer nearly a year after announcing his diagnosis.
In a YouTube video titled « So long nerds, » Techoblade’s dad shared a message from his son announcing the streamer’s death.
« Hello everyone, Technoblade here, » the message began. “If you look at this. I am dead. »
In the video, Technoblade revealed that his real name was Alexander as he kept his identity a secret from his fans.
« Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had a hundred more lifetimes, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every time because these are the happiest years of my life.
According to his father, Technoblade wrote his last message to his fans about eight hours before his passing.
« I don’t think he said everything he wanted to say, but I think he got the gist of it, » he said in a moving statement.
« He was the most incredible child one could dream of. I miss Technoblade.
« Thank you to all of you, for everything. You meant a lot to him.
Techno’s family now runs his merchandise store if fans want to continue supporting him and his channel.
« In honor of his memory, a portion of the proceeds from all online orders will be donated to a wonderful organization called curesarcoma.org.
« Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. »
His cancer diagnosis was made public in August 2021 when Techno explained he started having pain in his arm in July and took a few days off to recover as he blamed it on an injury repetitive stress from gambling.
But after a few days, he realized that his shoulder was swelling and thought he had broken a bone, so he went to the hospital.
« They did some scans and told me my arm was hurting because I had cancer, » he explained in his latest video.
« It really couldn’t have been worse. »
The video ended with a statement from the family of Techo continued which was also shared on Twitter by esports player, Jake Lucky.
« We, the Technoblade family, wanted you all to know how much he adores and respects his fans and colleagues.
“Since Technoblade’s earliest online days, it has always strategized to delight and reward its audience – offering online prizes, encouraging sportsmanship, and most importantly, sharing its Minecraft adventures for entertainment and laughs.
« Even after his eventual successes, he managed to keep his good-humored humility, rivaling an endearing balance of confidence and self-deprecating wit. »
The statement explained that despite having more than 10 million subscribers, Techo strives to keep its identity private.
« We ask that you continue to honor his wishes to protect his privacy and that of his family. »
Several content creators shared tributes online, including Ludwig, who has more than 3 million subscribers.
« I’ve been watching Technoblade again for an hour, » he wrote.
« He was so witty and so humble even in the most difficult times. I will always respect him.
“I am actually so devastated. I’ve seen almost every Technoblade video over the years,” said the Runescape streamer, Colonized.
“Such a fucking warrior for going through what he did. You have entertained many people and made their lives better, king.
Minecraft streamer Dream wrote a heartwarming message via his YouTube community tab in tribute to Techo.
« Rest in peace, Technoblade. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without being inspired, challenged, and uplifted by you and your endless positivity.
“The world will miss you and your impact and positivity will live on and never leave our hearts. Technoblade truly never dies.