American Twitch streamer and content creator Byron "Reckful" Bernstein has passed away at 31 years old, according to sources. Byron "Reckful" Bernstein has always been considered a major force and personality among the World of Warcraft and Hearthstone communities, but it is with a heavy heart that we share he has passed away.
The industry, meanwhile, has also banded together to remember Bernstein, who was largely described as the face and pillar of Twitch for many years.
Rod Breslau, an esports consultant also confirmed the report this morning. The streaming platform, Twitch confirmed Byron's death in a statement.
Reckful's ex-girlfriend posted on Twitter: "Yes, it's him". At the time of his death, Byron was far along in the creation of the game, Play Everland - A "social online world releasing in 2020, hoping to help people find friendship and a sense of community".
Reckful had a large presence on Twitch and was synonymous with WoW. "Absolutely floored. Man is and will always be an absolute legend".
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Later he posted a couple of tweets which feel really heartbreaking now.
"He brought me to realize that I knew NOTHING about depression, NOTHING about mental health issues".
"He was a very kind soul who deserved so much better". I'm going to miss you so much Byron.
Popular FIFA streamer Castro posted: "RIP Reckful. 3".
He was one of Twitch's early stars, attracting attention through his skills and savvy in the MMORPG as well as with his personality. "This is a "we need to pay attention to mental health" and "we need better resources in the gaming/streaming community" moment".
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My baby brother Byron @reckful is gone. RIP. What a bad tragedy.
Fans had become anxious about Reckful following his last tweets.
Reckful was a former World of Warcraft and Hearthstone professional who represented Complexity between 2009-2011. From his streams in Arena to his YouTube videos that have amassed hundreds of thousands of views, Reckful had an influence on the community.
Some would make the journey to reminisce with friends and fellow players about Bernstein. Once a top World of Warcraft player, he ultimately decided to make his own MMO, Everland, a game whose goal was to "help people find friendship and a sense of community".
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