YouTube just lost one of its Minecraft maestros – Technoblade – to cancer, and he wrote a last message to those who supported him through the years…
Minecraft YouTuber, Technoblade, Has Died : so long nerds
On June 30, 2022, Technoblade’s father revealed in a video that he has died, after succumbing to metastasis from his cancer.
Technoblade disclosed that he had diagnosed with sarcoma in August 2021, after complaining of pain and swelling in his right arm. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy proved unsuccessful, so he underwent a limb salvage operation to avoid amputating his right arm.
Unfortunately, his cancer metastasised and he passed away sometime in June 2022. He was only 23 years old.
In the video titled “no long nerds”, Technoblade’s father revealed that his real name was Alex, and read a letter he wrote just 8 hours before he died.
Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this, I am dead. So let’s sit down and have one final chat.
My real name is Alex. I had one of my siblings call me Dave one time in a deleted video from 2016, and it was one of the most successful pranks we ever done.
Thousands of creepy online dudes trying to get overly personal, going, “Oh hey, Dave, how’s it going?”
Sorry for selling out so much in the past year, but thanks to everyone that bought hoodies, plushies and channel memberships. My siblings are going to college!
Well, if they want to. I don’t want to put any dead brother peer pressure on them. But that’s all from me.
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.
I hope you guys enjoyed my content and that I made some of you laugh. And I hope you all go on to live long, prosperous and happy lives, because I love you guys. Technoblade out.
Works From His Parents To Technoblade Fans
As a parent, I can only imagine how they must feel. No parent should ever have to bury their child. I’m not ashamed to say I cried through the video.
So it comes to no surprise to see his father hold back tears as he recounted how Alex was having a hard time getting his last words out. In the end, they didn’t do the reveal video they planned to do, and he asked his father to read his letter instead.
But Technoblade had a hard time writing it, and in the end, his father got down on his knees and told him that he should not wait for things to get better before writing it. That’s when Technoblade typed out his last words to his fans on his father’s laptop. Alex passed away eight hours later.
He was 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.
The video ended with a message from Technoblade’s mother.
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 his confidence and self-deprecating wit. 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.
– Techno’s mom
I can only express my deepest condolences to Alex’s family. May their grief be assuaged by their memories of Alex, and how he touched so many people’s lives.
He may have gone too soon, but he will never be forgotten. As they say, Technoblade never dies!
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