Technoblade released Minecraft videos for nearly 10 years (pic: YouTube)
It’s a sad day for the Minecraft community as YouTuber Technoblade has published his last video, bringing tributes from his millions of fans worldwide.
The news was shared by his family with a video titled ‘so long nerds’ uploaded to his channel earlier today, where his father read a farewell message written by Technoblade before his death.
‘Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this. I am dead,’ it reads, with him revealing his real name as Alex.
‘Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had another hundred lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time as those were the happiest years of my life.’
At the end of the video is a separate message from his mother, who writes about how much Technoblade loved and appreciated his fans and colleagues.
She also mentions how he ‘avoided personal fame and worked hard to keep his true identity confidential,’ and asks that fans honour his wishes by respecting his and his family’s privacy.
Born in 1999, Technoblade started posting Minecraft videos in 2014. Since then, he garnered 10.9 million subscribers and became an active figure within the Minecraft community.
Both his fans and peers have left tributes for him in the comments of the video and on social media, including the Hypixel server that he was a member of.
‘We at Hypixel are deeply saddened by the announcement released by Technoblade’s family that he has passed away after his long-fought battle with cancer,’ reads a message on its website.
‘He will be remembered fondly and missed deeply. He was a kind, talented, passionate young man with extraordinary potential. We are so thankful to him and grateful to have had him be such a prominent part of the greater community. In many ways, the success of many of us is tied to the success of Technoblade.’
His online store has been updated as well, with a portion of any proceeds made from his merchandise to be donated to cancer research.
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