Popular Minecraft creator Technoblade, 23, died from cancer
According to a statement from his family, top YouTube creator Technoblade, 23 years old, known for his Minecraft let’s-play videos, died a year after disclosing his cancer diagnosis.
The father of YouTuber Technoblade broke the news of his son’s death in an emotional video posted to his channel on Thursday. “He was the most amazing kid anyone could ask for,” said his father.
“I miss Technoblade,” he added.
“So long, nerds” was the title of a posthumous audio message from the video’s creator uploaded Thursday. “Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this, I am dead.”
“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,” Technoblade said, revealing that his real name is “Alex.”
“In honor of his memory, a portion of the proceeds from all online orders will be donated to a wonderful organization called curesarcoma.org,” which links to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, can be found on Technoblade’s online store homepage.
The YouTube avatar of a crowned king pig, Technoblade, has over 10.8 million subscribers. “I play video games too much. I might not be the best, but I do have hot elbows,” Technoblade put as his bio.
The video’s final words, which were shared on Thursday, read, “We, the family of Technoblade, wanted you all 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. Even after his eventual successes, he somehow managed to keep his good-natured humility, competing with an endearing balance between his confidence and self-deprecating with. He avoided personal fame and worked hard to keep his true identity confidential, and we ask you to honor his wishes to protect his privacy and the privacy of his family.”
“This past year has 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. 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.”
In August of 2021, Technoblade revealed his cancer diagnosis, explaining that he had first felt pain in his right arm in July and had initially thought it was a repetitive stress injury from gaming. It wasn’t until the next few days that the swelling in one of his shoulders alerted him that something was seriously wrong. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with cancer.
About eight hours before he died, Technoblade wrote a final message to his fans, according to his father. “I don’t think he said everything he wanted to say, but I think he got the main points,” his father said.