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Twitch Streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein Dies by Suspected Suicide at 31

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Editor's Note

If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has died by suspected suicide at the age of 31, confirmed by his girlfriend and roommate according to Forbes, on Thursday.

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.

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

Originally published: July 2, 2020
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