Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, a popular gamer and Twitch streamer, died on Thursday by suicide, according to his brother. He was 31.
God fucking damnit man. I was so devastated when I heard the news, this hit me particularly hard.
IDK if you guys know who Reckful is, but he used to be my gaming idol when I played WoW way back in the day. He is a legendary gamer and streamer. He inspired me to be a better gamer. We're the same age and loved the same games.
His last tweets (sent right after he randomly proposed to his long time ex-gf):
“Ahh, I feel bad for anyone who has to deal with my insanity.”
“Please just know in these situations the insane person does not feel in control of their actions.”
Their family has 3 sons, now 2/3 have taken their own lives. I feel so incredibly bad for that family, and I'm worried for his mother. Rumor has it Reckful and his mother talked about killing themselves together after his brother killed himself.
I will never understand. I was always jealous of his life. He seemed so happy. Just like Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Anthony Bourdain and so many others.... money/fame mean nothing and are not the key to happiness. I will never understand. I've wanted to end my own life before but reason and hope always override those thoughts.
I am so depressed right now. Fuck.