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Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, Known Twitch Streamer, Suddenly Passes Due to Alleged Suicide


Bernstein was among the very best “World of Warcraft” gamers on the planet, ranking No. 1 in 6 successive seasons

Popular Twitch banner Byron Bernstein aka Reckful, has actually died, his sibling Gary verified on Thursday. He was 31.

The cause of death was not exposed, but Bernstein’s ex-girlfriend Blue Madrigal, a.k.a. Blue Goes Mew, said he passed away by suicide. “Someone I love killed themselves. I wish I could have said something to prevent it… whyyyyyy,” Madrigal tweeted. When asked by followers if she was talking about Bernstein, she responded, “Yes, it’s him. He’s gone.”

Another ex-girlfriend, Becca Cho, posted that she and Berstein had honest discussions about mental health, and at some time “he had actually the authorities called on him for being at danger of suicide.”

In among his last tweets to his 400,000+ followers, Bernstein proposed to Cho. She composed that she did not see his proposal “till it was far too late.”

According to his Twitter bio, Byron was among the top “World of Warcraft” gamers in the world and frequently streamed on Twitch, where he had 950,000-plus followers. Forbes reported that Reckful ranked No. 1 in six consecutive seasons of the popular multiplayer online role-playing game.

He was also producing a game called “Everlane,” which is described as a “social online world launching in 2020– intending to assist people find relationship and a sense of community.

Check out the tweet announcing Byron/Reckful’s death listed below along with tributes from other noteworthy gamers:

Brent Stephens
Brent is a content writer at Drew Reports News, where he covers technology and Entertainment. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent at Drew Reports News based in Seoul, South Korea as well as a venture capitalist with General Catalyst in Palo Alto and Charles River Ventures in Boston and New York. Brent can be reach at brent@drewreportsnews.com
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