Well-liked on the net streamer and “Earth of Warcraft” professional Byron “Reckful” Bernstein died on Thursday, according to multiple reports, and remaining a void felt by the local community he still left powering.
Reckful had 254,000 YouTube subscribers and practically 1 million Twitch followers. He was a everyday presence for viewers intrigued in his gameplay and also his sights on lifestyle. His well-documented struggles with psychological wellbeing and willingness to open up about his emotion created him an available determine in an industry that from time to time pushes apart vulnerability.
Reckful died at 31 yrs previous.
In the aftermath of the information, an outpouring of emotion and dialogue of his massive effects took position on social media.
Listed here are some of the men and women who shared their views on Reckful’s legacy and what he meant:
This is heartbreaking news. I did not know him very effectively individually but back in the working day watching Reckful was my significant inspiration to start off streaming myself
He was a pretty kind soul who deserved so substantially improved. Rest in peace, you will be missed extremely considerably
— Nightblue3 (@Nightbloo) July 2, 2020
RIP Reckful, I’ve been a major supporter more than the a long time. Mental health can usually really feel like an difficult battle but consider to bear in mind you’re not by yourself.
— Peter Dager (@Peterpandam) July 2, 2020
What a dark day. I am completely crushed and I did not even know Reckful personally. He was a pillar in the Twitch Streaming community who I silently admired the good results of.
— B0aty (@B0aty) July 2, 2020
Reckful was just one of the initially streamers I subbed on Twitch, and even though we haven’t talked a great deal in the previous couple many years, I relished my time a good deal with him esp. back again in the HS days at functions and gatherings.
RIP @Byron <3
— Amaz (@Amaz) July 2, 2020
really hurts my heart to see so many people on the timeline who were close to Reckful waking up to this news 🙁
rest easy @Byron 💜
— Avalanche (@Avalanche100T) July 2, 2020
I am so shocked and don’t know what to say…
Rest In Peace reckful…
— Frodan (@Frodan) July 2, 2020
Rest in peace, Reckful.
— ocelote CarlosR (@CarlosR) July 2, 2020
Rest in peace Reckful. Always looked up to him.
— Plub (@PG_Plup) July 2, 2020
Reckful was someone I looked up to growing up. I remember watching his interviews when he was on CoL, thinking he was so cool. I rewinded his Reckful 3 video over and over to learn from the best rogue in the world. He was a huge reason why I even considered a career as a pro. RIP
— Yiliang Peng (@TSMDoublelift) July 2, 2020
This is one of my fav clips of Reckful. He started talking to a psychiatrist on stream to help other depressed viewers, and to motivate them to seek actual help irl.
They were talking about finding purpose and meaning in life, cause Byron has been suicidal for years. pic.twitter.com/0oQ7rvymWQ
— shàwn (@suguruviole) July 2, 2020
I will always be grateful to Reckful for the advice about streaming and our many conversations about life. I’m sure I’m not alone amongst your friends in wishing I could have done more.💔I hope you are in a better place now. Rest In Peace @Byron
— Hikaru Nakamura (@GMHikaru) July 2, 2020
In total shock.
Reckful & I used to spend all day for years and years playing WoW, laughing, talking shit. I honestly don’t think he ever realized how much joy he brought those around him.
He was a great friend, wonderful & incredibly unique person and I will miss him so much.
— Isaac CB (@RiotAzael) July 2, 2020