Former professional esports player Byron Bernstein, aka Reckful, has died at the age of 31.
According to his ex-girlfriend, Bernstein committed suicide. The streamer’s death was confirmed by his roommate, according to journalist and insider Rod Breslau.
Before his death, Byron, via Twitter, proposed to one of his ex-girls. Later (about 50 minutes later) he wrote the following: “Ah, I feel sorry for those who have to deal with my madness. Please just know that in such situations the insane person has no control over his actions.”
In October 2017, a streamer reported that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, just like his mother. Bernstein also said that his brother committed suicide.
- Bernstein is one of the first streamers on Twitch, he had over 900 thousand followers.
- Byron acted as a professional esports player, was known for his achievements in World of Warcraft and Asheron’s Call.
Byron Reckful Bernstein was quite popular in the WoW community, so many MMORPG fans were upset to learn about the guy’s death. Users decided to honor the memory of the streamer, for which they came to the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind and knelt down.
The initiative was organized by a World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold. He was joined by a large number of players, and they all gathered together in the Cathedral of Light.
More than a hundred people came, and many of them used the appropriate gesture to get their character on one knee and bow his head. In this way, fans showed how much Byron Bernstein meant to the community.