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Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade has died at the age of 23.
The gamer, whose real name was Alex, sadly passed away after his ongoing battle with stage four cancer.
Last year, he shared his diagnosis to his 10 million subscribers and he explained that he'd just undergone chemotherapy.
In a follow-up video, on June 30, titled 'so long nerds', the YouTuber's father read out a farewell message, believed to have been written by Alex hours before his death.
As read by his father, the message began: "Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this. I am dead."
Alex said that if he were able to live 100 lives, he 'would choose to be Technoblade again every single time'.
"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."
A message at the end of the video from Technoblade’s mother stated: “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."
Within a single day, the video has amassed more than 13 million views and nearly half a million heartfelt comments.
One fan wrote: "This is heartbreaking. From one father to another, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Your son was a legend. May his memory live on."
Another commented: "You’re forever with us and you will be missed greatly, Techno. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the laughs. Rest easy king x."
A third added: "He may have passed but in our hearts he will always be immortal. Thank you Alex for all the energy, positivity, and happiness you gave to all of your fans.
"Rest Easy Technoblade; Potato King, Antarctic Emperor, Blood God."
Someone else said: "He will remain in our hearts as long as we lives. So far he was the best youtuber that I've ever seen in this kind of content it's a shame that we've to lose him but he will always be in our hearts Rest in peace legend [sic]."
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677
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