Technoblade’s death


Technoblade's Family

Technoblade while he was in the hospital going through cancer treatment.

Madison McClanahan, Staff Writer

Alexander, known online as Technoblade, was born on June 1st, 1999. He first started streaming and making Youtube videos on October 28th, 2013, and was primarily mainly known for his Minecraft videos and being in the Dream Survival Multiplayer server. He often streamed with his friends such as Dream, Wilbur Soot, Philza Minecraft, Tommyinnit, and more. He also, reportedly, lived with his parents, had 3 siblings, and had a dog named Floof. Technoblade was a comforting streamer with a good sense of humor and a calm monotone voice. As of this year, Techno has gained around 15 million subscribers.

Technoblade passed on June 30th, 2022, meaning he had just recently turned 23 before passing, due to cancer. Techno had battled cancer for over a year; at first, he had felt like it was a pain in his shoulder. He then found out that he had cancer in his shoulder. He went into therapy for it, and supposedly beat the cancer. On June 30th, 2022, a video was posted by Technoblade titled “so long nerds”, which was an emotional farewell video that he pre-recorded, and his family released on his behalf as a final goodbye to his fans. At the end of the video was Techno’s father holding Floof, Techno’s dog, as he thanked Techno’s viewers for all their support and to announce the merch that Technoblade made about his death, which we all have to admit was a very Technoblade like thing to do.

Many people were affected by Technoblade’s death; his family, friends, and the millions of people who watched him. His friends posted tweets as a way to pay their respects. some of these tweets being:

“Meeting techno and becoming friends with him was such a blessing. He was truly one of a kind.” -DreamWasTaken

“So long, blood god. No-one could do it like you. I miss you every day ❤️” -Wilbur Soot

“Alex was the kindest, funniest, wittiest and most giving person I knew… always thinking of others and making people laugh. I just wish we had more time, but I will always cherish the memories we made. We’ll miss you, friend ❤️” -Philza Minecraft

“Technoblade is a legend. From being a massive fan, to one of his actual friends, I can’t describe how thankful I am to have been in his life. I just know he’s strategizing in heaven on how to beat God. This isn’t a joke. look at the screenshot. rest in peace” -Tommyinnit, featuring a screenshot of a quote Technoblade wrote in a Minecraft book saying, “Tell the rest of the SMP that having abolished all governments of men, I have ascended to heaven to take on the Kingdom of God.” -Technoblade)

Many of Techno’s viewers also posted tweets as a way to pay their respects, while some viewers made fanart to pay their respects. Many people posted their reactions to Techno’s death and some people would get into cosplay while talking about when they found out about his death. Some would draw while talking about it, while others just talked about it. If there was one thing that was clear, it was that there was rarely a dry eye when these people talked about Technoblade’s death and it’s clear how strong of an impact he made on many of us.

Rest in peace Alexander “Technoblade”.

Fanart of in memory of Technoblade,  made by one of his fans
Merchandise that Technoblade made about his death
A memorial statue that Philza Minecraft made in a Minecraft server while streaming.
A Technoblade cosplayer, after his death, posted a video to show how it affected them.