Byron Bernstein, generally known as “Reckful” on the streaming platform Twitch, died on Thursday, July 2, on the age of 31.
The Austin, Texas-based gamer’s brother Gary Bernstein introduced his passing through Twitter. “My child brother Byron @reckful is gone,” he wrote. “RIP. He left in the same means as my older brother Man. I’ve no siblings left.”
Byron’s ex-girlfriend Blue Madrigal additionally confirmed the information writing, “Sure, it’s him. He’s gone. I’ve been having a panic assault for an hour. I don’t know what to do. Byron, I want I may have helped you. All of us do. I’m so sorry I couldn’t. Thanks for being part of my life. Love you at all times.”
Byron involved followers early Thursday morning when he shared a collection of troubling tweets. “Ahh, I really feel unhealthy for anybody who has to take care of my madness,” he wrote. “Please simply know in these conditions the insane particular person doesn’t really feel in charge of their actions.”
Hours earlier than his passing, he proposed to Madrigal in a message that included photographs of himself and his ex.
“I do know I’ll at all times be just a little too loopy … and that is proof … however at the least you’ll by no means be bored. Will you marry me, Becca?” Byron wrote. “DO NOT make her really feel pressured to say sure, I’m fully insane right here. I’ve not seen her in 6 months. The rationale for the publish is I do know she’s the one I need without end, and I wished her to know my dedication is actual.”
Madrigal responded to the proposal in a Twitter publish titled, “RIP July 2, 2020” and said that she didn’t see his message “till it was too late.”
“That doesn’t change the truth that I wasn’t capable of be there for him,” she wrote. “He was superb. He taught me have enjoyable, to expertise extra, and challenged me to attempt to be greater than what I used to be. He was bigger than life, too massive for this world. He introduced me to comprehend that I knew NOTHING about melancholy, NOTHING about psychological well being points. I had this imprecise thought of what it was and embarrassingly thought that I may assist with trivial bulls–t.”
Byron was one of many highest-ranking “World of Warcraft” gamers and boasted greater than 936,000 followers on Twitch, the place he would share cooking and gaming broadcasts. He was engaged on a brand new sport known as “Everland” previous to his loss of life.
If you happen to or somebody you realize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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