The YouTuber and Minecraft player known as Technoblade has died of cancer at the age of 23.

His father posted an emotional farewell message on his channel, which his son had prepared before he died.

In the video, called “so long nerds”, his father says his son wrote a farewell note and “asked me to read it to you all.”

“Hi everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this. I’m dead. So let’s sit down and have a last chat.”

He goes on to reveal that his real name is Alex, and that due to “one of the most successful pranks we’ve ever done”, where one of his brothers called him Dave in a video, people thought his real name was Dave. .

“Thousands of creepy dudes online trying to get overly personal by saying ‘Oh hey Dave, how are you?'”

He thanks his followers for buying his wares, which he said would help pay his brothers to go to college.

“Well if they want to. I don’t want to pressure them from any dead brothers,” he adds.

Her photos appear on the screen, revealing her face to her more than 10 million subscribers for the first time.

He closes: “But that’s all from me. Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had 100 more lives, I think I’d choose to be Technoblade every single time, as those were the happiest years in the world. my life .

“I hope you enjoyed my content and that I made some of you laugh, and I hope you continue to live long, prosperous and happy lives, because I love you guys.

“Technoblade out.”

Technoblade became famous thanks to live streaming and posting clips of himself playing video games and winning Minecraft tournaments.

He was widely regarded as one of the best Minecraft players in the world.

Last year, he revealed to fans that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

In the farewell video, his father explains that they were talking about making a “face reveal” video, but that he was having a hard time focusing on “all the various things that went with it.”

His father starts to cry as he explains that he knelt at his son’s bedside and said, “Alex, you don’t have to do anything else, you have done so much for so many people, millions of people, and if you want now, you can. rest. But if you want to write one last video and are waiting for things to improve a bit, then I would say don’t wait, I don’t think things will get even better. “

He says his son then asked for his laptop and wrote a few paragraphs. “She lived about another eight hours later,” says her father.

“He was the most amazing guy anyone could ever want. I miss Technoblade.”

The video ends with a written message from her mother.

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He thanks everyone for the support and says how much his son “loved and respected his fans and colleagues”.

“There were a lot of tough times for our son last year as he battled stage four cancer. But he didn’t complain,” she says.

“My son’s courage on this path has been a brilliant lesson for all of us who have had the privilege of following it with him.”

Comments on the video were inundated with tributes.

One says: “I remember growing up playing Minecraft. I used to watch Technoblades videos with friends all the time. It’s amazing how much impact it has had on everyone’s life. I hope it gets immortalized in some way by Minecraft. When they finally fix PVP they should. call it Technoblade update. “

Another says, “Techno was such an important part of my childhood and I’m still a little bit in shock, it was so strong and its legacy will never die because technoblade never dies. We all loved it and hope it is from. somewhere in this moment much happier and with less pain wherever it is. “

Thousands of tributes include the words: “Technoblade never dies”.

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