TECHNOBLADE, a Minecraft YouTuber, has tragically passed away after a fight with cancer.
His father announced the streamer’s death in a YouTube video on June 30, 2022.
Who is Technoblade?
Little was known about the 23-year-old American gamer whose real is name is Alexander, his father announced.
Technoblade, or Techno, was born on June 1, 1999, and lived in San Francisco, California.
He is thought to have three younger sisters and a brother called Chris.
His dog Floof has appeared in some of his videos.
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Techno made numerous references in his videos and Twitter account to having ADHD.
He won a number of Minecraft championships and has over 10million followers on his YouTube channel.
How did Technoblade die?
In June 2021, Technoblade began feeling a pain in his right arm and had taken a few days off in order to recover.
Initially he thought it was a stress-related injury from spending too long playing games.
But instead of getting better he noticed that his shoulder was swelling and assumed he had broken a bone, so he went to the hospital.
He was given the devastating diagnosis that he had cancer on August 2, 2021.
During the visit, doctors ran several scans and told him that the issues with his arms were being caused by a tumor.
He went through chemotherapy treatment for the disease before his death on June 30, 2022.
Who announced Technoblade’s passing?
In a YouTube video titled, “So long nerds”, Technoblade’s father shared a message from his son announcing the streamer’s death.
His dad, who was sitting with his son’s beloved dog Floof, began: “Hi I’m Technoblade’s dad. He wrote a message and he asked me to read it to all of you.”
The message began. “Hello everyone, Technoblade here.
“If you’re watching this. I am dead.”
In the video, Technoblade revealed that his real name was Alexander as he kept his identity a secret to his fans.
And he shared how he pranked his fans by getting a sibling to call him Dave in one video.
He also thanked his fans for buying his merchandise and joked “my siblings are going to college” adding: “I don’t want to put any dead-brother peer pressure on them.”
Technoblade signed off by saying: “That’s all from me. Thank you all for supporting my content over the years.
“If I had another 100 lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time, as those were the happiest years of my life
“I hope you guys enjoyed my content and that I made some of you laugh, and I hope you all go on to lead long prosperous and happy lives, because I love you guys.”
He signed off saying: “Technoblade out.”
His father’s tearful message explained that Technoblade only lived another eight hours after he had written his final message to his fans.
He said: “We all said goodbye. He as the most amazing kid anyone could ever ask for. I miss Technoblade. Thank you to all of you for everything. You meant a lot to him.”
E-Sports gamer, Jake Lucky released a statement following the news of Techno’s passing on Twitter.
It read: “We, the family of Technoblade, wanted all of you to know just how much he adored and respected his fans and colleagues.
“From Technoblade’s earliest online days, he was always strategizing ways to delight and reward his audience – giving away online prizes, encouraging good sportsmanship, and most of all sharing his Minecraft adventures for entertainment and laughs.
“Even after his eventual successes he somehow managed to keep his good-natured humility, competing with an endearing balance between confidence and self-deprecating wit.”
The statement explained that despite his over 10million subscribers, Techo worked to keep his identity private.
It concluded: “We ask you to continue to honor his wishes to protect his privacy and the privacy of his family.
“The past year had a lot of rough spots for our son as he battled stage four cancer. But he didn’t complain, and kept using his famous strategic mind to try to beat what he knew were almost impossible odds.
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“My son’s bravery on this path was a shining lesson to all of us who were privileged to walk it with him.
“Thank you for sharing his journey through it all, as he did the work he loved for his beloved fans.”