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‘Reckful’ Bernstein, popular Twitch streamer and ‘World of Warcraft’ gamer dies of ‘suicide’ at 31

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Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, a well-known video game streamer on Twitch, passed away at the age of 31. Reports allege that he has died by suicide.

Known as Reckful on Twitch, he was most popular for World of Warcraft streams. The 31-year-old had more than nine lakh followers on the portal. He had his own video game in the pipeline which was set to hit the market later this year.

The World of Warcraft team took to Twitter to condole his death, they said: “The Warcraft team is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most memorable WoW players of all time. Rest in peace, Byron “Reckful” Bernstein. We extend our sincerest condolences to Byron’s family, friends, and his many fans around the world.”

Florida Mayhem, an overwatch esports team also expressed their sadness over his demise. They further urged people to be there for one another.

Taking to Twitter the team said, “The loss of Byron “Reckful” Bernstein transcends the normal boundaries of fandom. His career and his voice were dedicated to making us all happier people. Take the time, today & every day, to reach out to someone you know. Be there for them. We need each other now more than ever.”

Other people who have been shocked by his demise have also expressed their grief and have extended their condolences to his family.