Twitch Streamer Byron “Reckful” Bernstein Dies At 31 – Twitch streamer Byron “Reckful” Bernstein reportedly died today in a suspected suicide at the age of 31, according to his ex-girlfriend and roommate.
Twitch Streamer Byron “Reckful” Bernstein Dies At 31:
Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, a well-known Twitch streamer, died on Thursday, June 2, 2020, according to his ex-girlfriend and roommate BlueGoesMew.
The Twitch streamer and former eSports player Reckful’s death has been confirmed by Blue and others close to the streamer and online personality.
At the moment of publishing, a cause of death has not been confirmed but suicide is suspected.
Reckful’s ex-girlfriend, Blue, posted the news on Twitter. “Yes, it’s him. He’s gone,” they said, after fans grew concerned over the 31-year-old’s wellbeing following tweets he’d posted. “I’ve been having a panic attack for an hour. I don’t know what to do.”
Blue, tweeted, “Someone I loved killed themselves. I wish I could have said something to prevent it… whyyyyy” and “I keep thinking there’s something I could have said or done… I wish I reached out more.”
She also shared a video of her with Reckful, writing, “Byron, I wish I could have helped you. We all do. I’m so sorry I couldn’t. Thank you for being a part of my life. Love you always.”
Blue shared a screen grab of conversation with Reckful, writing, “God f**king dammit, I wish he picked up the phone. I knew he was sad but not how sad. I’m so devastated.”
God fucking dammit, I wish he picked up the phone. I knew he was sad but not how sad. I’m so devastated pic.twitter.com/XTG2WMVMrS
— Blue (@BlueGoesMew) July 2, 2020
In the conversation with his girlfriend Blue, Reckful wrote, “hard for me to talk,” while Blue replied, “Okay, I’m here if you feel like it/can at some point.”
Twitch Streamer Reckful Died By Suicide:
Reckful tweeted just three hours before the reports of his death, writing, “ahh, I feel bad for anyone who has to deal with my insanity” and “please just know in these situations the insane person does not feel in control of their actions.”
Byron “Reckful” Bernstein “proposed” to Becca (@BeccaTILTS) on Twitter hours before his death.
Reckful posted several photos of them together and asked if she would marry him, adding that replies should not “make her feel pressured to say yes” and saying the reason for the post was that he knew “she’s the one.”
Reckful had previously been open about his struggles with depression, appearing on Harvard psychiatrist Dr Kanojia’s stream back in December 2019. He said at the time that he was focusing on the people who have experienced the same type of thing that he had. He also talked about his depression openly on Twitter: “I thought my depression was impossible to fix… that was keeping me stuck. Believe change is possible. you aren’t locked to your current reality.”
Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, better known as his online alias Reckful, was a prominent American Twitch streamer and a former professional eSports player known for his achievements in both World of Warcraft and Asheron’s Call.
Reckful finished rank one online for six seasons in a row in WoW and was the first person to reach 3000 rating and won MLG’s World of Warcraft tournament in 2010.
In 2018, Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, was ranked fourth in a list of the ten most successful streamers, claiming to have a net worth of around $1.5 million.
More recently, Reckful was working on a video game called Everland, an MMO, being made with his community of online followers. The game had been in development since 2018, and was on track to release sometime this year.
i know i’ll always be a little too crazy… and this is proof… but at least you’ll never be bored
will you marry me, becca? pic.twitter.com/Xpmz3IlRqv
— Reckful (@Byron) July 2, 2020