Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade has died aged 23.
The American player, whose real name was Alex, died of cancer.
His family confirmed his death by releasing an emotional farewell video titled “So Long Nerds” to his 10 million followers.
The clip included a message written by Alex hours before his death. It was read aloud by his father and began: “Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you look at this. I’m dead.”
In the farewell message, he also wrote: “Thank you all for supporting my content over the years.
“If I had a hundred more lives I would choose to be Technoblade all over again because those were the happiest years of my life.”
Alex’s father thanked fans in the farewell video, noting, “You meant a lot to him.”
He announced that a portion of the proceeds from his late son’s merchandise will now be donated to charity.
Millions of fans tuned in to watch Alex play a sandbox video game under his YouTuber name Technoblade Minecraft and amusing to talk about his life.
A statement from the family said, in part: “The past year has had many tough times for our son as he battles stage four cancer. But he wasn’t complaining and continued to use his famed strategic mind to try and beat what he felt was almost impossible.
“My son’s courage on this path was a shining lesson for all of us who were allowed to walk it with him. Thank you for sharing his journey through all of this while doing the work he loved for his beloved fans.”
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