Twitch Streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein Dies by Suspected Suicide at 31
Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has died by suspected suicide at the age of 31, confirmed by his girlfriend and roommate according to Forbes, on Thursday.
according to his ex girlfriend, Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein has passed away. i can't believe this.
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) July 2, 2020
Bernstein was a popular figure in the gaming community, with nearly 1 million followers on Twitch. He was also a highly ranked “World of Warcraft” player and was developing a video game called “Everland.”
Fans and friends reacted to Bernstein’s death on Twitter and shared condolences.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of streamer Byron “Reckful” Bernstein.
Along with the gaming community, we mourn his loss today and have his family, friends, and fans in our thoughts.
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) July 2, 2020
Byron u deserved better. Life is not fair. You were at times the best person to spend time with, u deserved…so much better than this. U were and always will be a legend in my life so in that way you'll never die. RIP.
— Chance Morris (@Sodapoppintv) July 2, 2020
RIP Byron. I just don't have any more words to convey how sad I am for Byron's family and the streaming community… this is devastating. https://t.co/L6vpSZwWno
— djWHEAT (@djWHEAT) July 2, 2020
We are heartbroken by the news of Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein's passing. We will forever cherish his time with us.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the entire industry. pic.twitter.com/61L2mF7L9t
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) July 2, 2020
We are heartbroken by the news of Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the entire industry.
If you’re going through hardship, please know that you’re not alone and it is okay to reach out for help.
You Matter. pic.twitter.com/vcFC0e7IME
— Renegades (@Renegades) July 2, 2020
The gaming community lost a legend today. ⁰
The world lost a legend today.⁰⁰
Rest In Peace, Byron "Reckful" Bernstein.⁰
We will never forget. You will be forever missed.
— Envy (@Envy) July 2, 2020
You were a brilliant gamer. You didn't play board games but you still beat me. I always wanted to see you in action on our group games.
You'll never know how important it was that you called me handsome. Looking at stories, Byron knew how to uplift people. ???? pic.twitter.com/zsO4atOriP
— Trump, BLM (@TrumpSC) July 2, 2020
I didn’t know @Byron well.
One day he saw me having insecurities about myself – and he just messaged me out of the blue to make sure I didn’t feel alone. We weren’t friends, but that didn’t stop him from reaching out when he thought I needed it.
Rest In Peace, Reckful. pic.twitter.com/gs4i7mTENz
— Disguised Toast (@DisguisedToast) July 2, 2020
I'll never forget @Byron. Was there when he first made his channel. Forever a legend. RIP.
— summit1g (@summit1g) July 2, 2020
This hurts so bad
Going through old photos crying and laughing thinking about every moment I've had with my friend.
Please feel free to share any photos or experiences you've had with Byron in this post, would love to hear all your stories.
— C9 Snutz (@Snutztv) July 2, 2020
I was fortunate enough to call @Byron a friend for many years. He was my first favorite streamer, someone I always looked up to, and someone who was above all else always kind to me. You will be greatly missed. RIP Reckful ????
— 100T Hiko (@Hiko) July 2, 2020
If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.
Header image via Byron “Reckful” Bernstein/Twitter