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Byron "Reckful" Bernstein

Byron “Reckful” Bernstein (1989–2020), beloved online gamer

by Kirk Fox

Byron Bernstein was a popular online gamer on Twitch known as “Reckful,” who was one of the highest ranking “World of Warcraft” players.   

  • Died: Thursday, July 2, 2020. (Who else died on July 2?) 
  • Details of Death: Died by suicide at the age of 31, confirmed by his ex-girlfrend Blue.   
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Popular online gamer   

Bernstein was a popular online gamer known as “Reckful,” who had almost a million followers on the streaming platform Twitch. He was known for his skill on the online game “World of Warcraft,” becoming one of their highest ranked players. He was working on a new game called “Everland.” Bernstein shared a video online in January, talking about his mental health issues and the loss of his brother to suicide when he was young. He said on the video that he was improving while working on his new game, according to the New York Post.   

What they said about him

Full Obituary: New York Post

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