Technoblade, YouTuber and Minecraft streamer, dies of cancer at 23

With over 10 million followers on YouTube, Technoblade rose to fame by live streaming and posting videos of himself playing the sandbox video game.

technoblade, youtube, streamerTechnoblade kept his personal life a secret and little is known about him apart from his online avatar, which was an image of a crowned pig. (Technoblade / Youtube)

After a prolonged battle with cancer, Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade passed away today. He was 23 years old. His family confirmed his death in an emotional farewell video posted on his behalf. The video was titled ‘So Long Nerds’.

In his latest video, he revealed that his name is Alex and his father read the farewell message written by him for his followers. “Thank you all for supporting my content over the years,” he continued. “If I had another hundred lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every time, as those were the happiest years of my life,” the message read.

With over 10 million followers on Youtube, Technoblade rose to fame by live streaming and posting videos of himself playing the sandbox video game.

Technoblade’s father in his latest video released on July 1, 2022

In August 2021, Technoblade had revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer. In a fundraising video posted in February, he explained that he underwent chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a limb salvage operation after developing a painful tumor on his right arm.

The video concludes with a message from the Technoblade family.

Technoblade kept his personal life a secret and little is known about him apart from his online avatar, which was an image of a crowned pig.

Youtubers like J Schlatt, Captain Puffy aka Cara, Tommy Innit, Ludwig Ahgren, Quackity and Jake Lucky paid tribute to him.

The Technoblade dad thanked his fans in the farewell video and conveyed that a portion of the proceeds from online orders of his late son’s merchandise would now go to charity.

The video concluded with a written statement from his family: “Since Technoblade’s early days online, he was always looking for ways to delight and reward his audience: giving away prizes online, encouraging good sportsmanship, and most of all, sharing his Minecraft adventures for entertainment and laughs Even after his eventual successes, he somehow managed to maintain his good-natured humility, competing with an endearing balance between confidence and self-deprecating wit.”

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