Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein reportedly dies aged 31

Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein reportedly dies aged 31

Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has reportedly died at the age of just 31.

Reckful is a former eSports player that had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitch.

News of Reckful’s death was reported on Twitter this evening by eSports journalist Rod Breslau.

Breslau tweeted: “Reckful’s passing has been confirmed by his roommate. Byron was 31.”

Breslau’s tweet came after Reckful’s ex-girlfriend also took to the social networking site to reveal the Twitch streamer had passed away.

At around 5pm BST Reckful’s ex-girlfriend posted on Twitter: “Yes, it’s him. He’s gone.”

In the aftermath of the news emerging tributes have been pouring in for Reckful from across the gaming community.

Fellow Twitch streamer Lirik posted: “RIP Reckful. Absolutely floored. Man is and will always be an absolute legend.”

While @Nightbloo tweeted: “This is heartbreaking news. I didn’t know him very well personally but back in the day watching Reckful was my big inspiration to start streaming myself.

“He was a very kind soul who deserved so much better.

“Rest in peace, you will be missed very much”.

And FIFA streamer Castro posted: “RIP Reckful. <3”.

Twitch streamer Asmongold posted: “RIP Reckful.

“I hope this will be a wakeup call to everyone who creates a reward structure around ridiculing and mocking mental illness

“We can be better as a community and we will be better.”

And content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop added: “Rest In Peace, Reckful.

“What a terrible tragedy. You can tell he meant so much to so many people.”

Fans of Reckful became worried about his wellbeing following a series of messages he posted on Twitter earlier today.

The 31-year-old, who was known for his eSports achievements in World of Warcraft as well as for his Twitch channel, reportedly took his own life.

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Published at Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:55:00 +0000