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R.I.P. Byron "Reckful" Bernstein
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Rest in peace.

I used to watch his hearthstone streams a lot.

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I haven't heard the entire story but apparently he had mental health issues before.

I found out through this clip https://clips.twitch.tv/AmorphousPluckyMacaroniThisIsSparta

It might have had something to do with a certain subreddit lsf?

Online goblin harassers and toxic online culture is a disease.
Rest in peace.

I used to watch his hearthstone streams a lot.

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[spoiler]I haven't heard the entire story but apparently he had mental health issues before.

I found out through this clip https://clips.twitch.tv/AmorphousPluckyMacaroniThisIsSparta

It might have had something to do with a certain subreddit lsf?

Online goblin harassers and toxic online culture is a disease.[/spoiler]
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I never watched much hearthstone but I did tune in to his streams a couple times and he seemed like a genuine and nice person. Every time I see another person kill themselves due to harassment online I wonder why people can't just learn their fucking lessons after Etika.

I never watched much hearthstone but I did tune in to his streams a couple times and he seemed like a genuine and nice person. Every time I see another person kill themselves due to harassment online I wonder why people can't just learn their fucking lessons after Etika.
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very sad. he became my favourite streamer probably after his Japan/Spain IRL streams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnavU4bk7Vc is a great recent documentary on him (reckful watches here)

I personally doubt LSF had much to do with this, though it's clearly pretty shitty in general

very sad. he became my favourite streamer probably after his Japan/Spain IRL streams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnavU4bk7Vc is a great recent documentary on him (reckful watches [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04xqd3n-lJM]here[/url])

I personally doubt LSF had much to do with this, though it's clearly pretty shitty in general
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Yeah LSF/twitter cant really be blamed for this situation. Reckful has had mental illness problems for years now and had been under enormous stress for 2-3 years plus at this point. LSF/Twitter dont help, but they really only added an extra 5lbs to the 350+ that he was already carrying.

Really terrible situation that really does show money doesn't buy happiness or solve all problems. Will be missed by everyone I think because he was one of the people that really represented twitch.

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Yeah LSF/twitter cant really be blamed for this situation. Reckful has had mental illness problems for years now and had been under enormous stress for 2-3 years plus at this point. LSF/Twitter dont help, but they really only added an extra 5lbs to the 350+ that he was already carrying.

Really terrible situation that really does show money doesn't buy happiness or solve all problems. Will be missed by everyone I think because he was one of the people that really represented twitch.

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Rest in peace WoW gamer.

Rest in peace WoW gamer.
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I remember watching Reckful on the side when Twitch was at it's earliest after the dispute with Justin.tv always amazed at the ability to just play well in front of thousands of random people. I would choke if somebody even spectated me in TF2. Truly pioneered the image and standard of providing entertainment with a web-cam playing a game. If you've ever collected a dollar from streaming, sit and reflect on what he has accomplished from doing it the right way all the way up to the end and still felt the need to remove himself from this world.

I remember watching Reckful on the side when Twitch was at it's earliest after the dispute with Justin.tv always amazed at the ability to just play well in front of thousands of random people. I would choke if somebody even spectated me in TF2. Truly pioneered the image and standard of providing entertainment with a web-cam playing a game. If you've ever collected a dollar from streaming, sit and reflect on what he has accomplished from doing it the right way all the way up to the end and still felt the need to remove himself from this world.
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