A Very popular World of Warcraft Streamer, Byron “Reckful” Bernstein has died. In a tweet posted by his brother Gary Bernstein and ex-girlfriend, Byron was only 31.
“My Baby Brother Byron reckful is gone. RIP. He left in a similar way as my older brother guy. I’ve no siblings left.”
Twitch later also confirmed the news and tweeted a tribute message to him. In a tweet, Byron’s Streaming Platform “Twitch” wrote “Byron was someone who talked about his struggles to help make room for others to do the same. As we process this loss, we have to recognize that the stigma around mental health and treatment often prevents people from seeking and getting the help they need”
Twitch talked about mental health because Byron’s ex-girlfriend confirmed that he died by Suicide. Byron was a really popular streamer, with over 936,000 followers on Twitch. Moreover, Byron also proposed his girlfriend on twitter, a few hours before his death.
According to his girlfriend, she did not check the tweet, while Byron passed away. In the same message, Byron also mentioned his problems with insanity, and that he was mentally unstable. Byron’s brother also committed suicide, and this is a big tragedy for the family.
World of Warcraft members around the world have are organized mega-events on numerous servers, paying tribute to the streaming legend.
Many of his fanbases noted that there were a lot of people trying to spread hatred on his stream. According to the fans, he was constantly being told: “to shoot himself”. One day Byron was also seen crying and asking the chat audience to stop. Trolls are a sad reality about the Internet. Byron in my opinion had a lot of mental problems and needed proper medication. Twitch has told everyone to inform them if anyone is facing such a traumatizing mental problem.