Official Minecraft account pays tribute to Technoblade, dead at 23
On Thursday, June 30, Technoblade died of cancer at just 23 years old.
Although his real name was Alex, he had tricked his fans into thinking his real name was Dave to protect his family’s privacy as he became an internet sensation. Unfortunately, in August 2021, the famed Minecraft creator began experiencing pain in his right arm, but attributed it to a repetitive stress injury from playing.
After a few days, he went to the hospital after noticing swelling in his shoulder and was then diagnosed with cancer.
The official Minecraft account says they are “heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade”
We’ve been trying to find the words, but all of us here at Minecraft are heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade. He meant so much to our community and brought so much joy. He will be greatly missed. 🐷👑🗡️
—Minecraft (@Minecraft) July 1, 2022
On Friday, Minecraft posted a message on its social media accounts to pay tribute to the deceased player.
“We tried to find the words, but all of us here at Minecraft are heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade,” they tweeted. “He meant so much to our community and brought so much joy. He will be greatly missed. 🐷👑🗡️”
Many fans have already been quick to offer suggestions on how the community can forever honor Technoblade.
I prepared a quick little template with the suggestion idea. Hope this can be taken into consideration.
— Vek 💜 (@VekRealms) July 1, 2022
In the game, you can befriend and raise several animals, including pigs. Technoblade’s avatar was a pig wearing a crown. As such, many fans are hoping Minecraft will implement a feature that introduces a crown over a pig’s name if users rename it “Technoblade”.
Whether Minecraft will follow through on the suggestion remains to be seen, but it seems like a fitting way to mourn the hole Technoblade has left in the gaming community.
Fans mourn the loss of famed Minecraft creator
On Facebookmany users have shared their own stories of how Technoblade has impacted their lives immeasurably.
“My autistic sons loved Technoblade and loved Minecraft. Hearing he passed away he was so upset. Fly high Alex, you touched the lives of so many, you will be sorely missed,” one user commented.
“I cannot stress enough the positive impact this man has had on my life. His unique sense of humor has never failed to make me laugh even in the most difficult of times. I miss him so much,” wrote another, “Technoblade never dies, for its legacy will live forever.”
“I started watching some of his videos shortly before he announced his cancer. For many of us, he was the friend we had never met. He touched many many lives and he will be dearly missed,” another shared.
“I only recently discovered Technoblade, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. Seeing this amount of love for him only confirms my suspicions that he was a great man in real life too,” another wrote. “TECHNOBLADE NEVER DIES!” GNU, Alex. You did well.”
Rest in Peace Techno ❤️
I was lucky enough to be able to spend time with him very recently and the fact that he is still so witty and positive despite his condition really shows how strong and determined he was.
Life is short but you had a huge one, we will all miss you
— George (@GeorgeNotFound) July 1, 2022
“My 17 and 18 year old boys cried over his passing. (They never cry.) He was their absolute favorite for years. Such a sad loss for all,” another commented. “Thank you Alex for to be you and to be such a positive influence in my boys’ lives.”
“My daughter was devastated by the news. She woke me up last night when she found out. Cancer is cruel and it has dealt a terrible blow to this community. Rest in peace Technoblade, I will always love your voice,” another user shared. “Thank you for all the hours of entertainment. May your family and friends find comfort during this time. Legends never die, they level up.
Technoblade is a legend. From being a huge fan to one of his true friends, I can’t describe how grateful I am to have been in his life.
I just know he’s strategizing in heaven on how to beat God. This is not a joke. look at the screenshot.
rest in peace pic.twitter.com/ntb2C5bdLM
— TommyInnit (@tommyinnit) July 1, 2022
“My 13 year old came over and told me last night he was so upset,” another wrote. “We watched videos together, he played MC and named a Technoblade pig. He will be greatly missed, thank you for adding so much joy to my guy.
“It’s amazing how much technoblade has helped me through my tough times with depression. He has really helped me…this man was truly amazing. May his legacy continue and prosper,” another commented. .
Technoblade was an amazing person, he was humble, kind and one of the funniest people in this community.
When I first met him, I was surprised at his sincerity, I will never forget him.
It was an honor to have known him, rest in peace
– F1NN5TER (@F1NN5TER) July 1, 2022
“My 14 year old daughter loved her. I walked into her room last night to find her crying hysterically. I in turn cried with her,” another shared. and cried all day! Like she lost a friend or loved one. I’m heartbroken that I can’t fix this pain for her and her family and friends. My heart goes out to everyone!
Knowing he was about to die, Technoblade left a posthumous message for his followers which his father uploaded to YouTube. This moving video, titled “so long nerds”, can be seen here.