Yesterday, June 30, the family of popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade announced that he has passed away following his battle with cancer. A new video titled “So long nerds” had a final message to his fans. “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,” the YouTuber said. “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.”
Over a decade, Technoblade garnered nearly 11 million subscribers on YouTube and 3.7 million Twitter followers. He became popular through his passion for Minecraft where players can craft their own adventures and build virtual worlds out of blocks. Technoblade revealed his diagnosis in August 2021 when he told his followers during a video of him playing the game. He said that he went for medical help after experiencing pain in his arm. At first, he believed the pain occured due to repetitive stress from gaming. Since his passing, many have gone on social media to share condolences.
Effortlessly funny. Endlessly talented. Gone too soon.
Rest easy, Technoblade.
— Ted Nivison (@TedNivison) July 1, 2022
Technoblade is a fucking legend. From being a massive fan, to one of his actual friends, I can’t describe how thankful I am to have been in his life.
I just know he’s strategizing in heaven on how to beat God. This isn’t a joke. look at the screenshot.
rest in peace pic.twitter.com/ntb2C5bdLM
— TommyInnit (@tommyinnit) July 1, 2022
rip technoblade. you inspired millions around the world, and your legacy will live on forever. ❤️
oh, and fuck cancer.
— pokimane ❤️ (@pokimanelol) July 1, 2022
We have been trying to find the words, but all of us here at Minecraft are heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade. He meant so much to our community and brought so much joy. He will be missed dearly. 🐷👑🗡️
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) July 1, 2022
Technoblade’s father shared that following his final message, he died eight hours later. His mother wrote this message from the family at the end of the video.
“We, the family of Technoblade, wanted all of you to know 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. He avoided personal frame and worked hard to keep his true identity confidential, and we ask you to continue to honor his wishes to protect his privacy of his family.
This 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. 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.”