Byron Bernstein, a popular gamer known as 'Reckful, ' has died at the age of 31, according to his friends on social media.
Twitch said Reckful was a "streaming pioneer" and that it was "devastated" to hear of his death.
A former professional World of Warcraft player, Reckful made a name for himself as one of the best Player vs. Player competitors in the game.
To make matters more heartbreaking, Byron proposed to his girlfriend, Becca, via social media hours before his death.
Bernstein's brother, Gary, took to Twitter at a later timing to confirm the news, and encouraged individuals to share stories and pictures of him. The news was confirmed by his girlfriend and fellow Twitch streamer BlueGoesMew along with his roommate.
She continued, "He brought me to realize that I knew NOTHING about depression, NOTHING about mental health issues. Would you marry me, Becca?" he shared in Twitter with photos of her ex-partner reported and urged her followers not to pressure her to say yes.
Online card game Hearthstone, expressed their grief over Byron's demise in a twitter post they stated, "We are tremendously saddened to learn of the passing of Byron "Reckful" Bernstein".
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We take this time to urge everyone battling their own mental battle to not let it brew within and use all the help that is available; be it love, family or friends. Byron, I wish I could have helped you.
"No, Blue's twitter account isn't hacked & Byron's room mate has confirmed it".
Tributes from the gaming community have come pouring in for Bernstein.
Cho later printed a Twit Longer submit, saying that she "didn't see the proposal till it was too late" and sharing that Bernstein helped her to grasp the complexity of psychological well being.
Taking to Twitter the team said, "The loss of Byron "Reckful" Bernstein transcends the normal boundaries of fandom". I had this vague idea of what it was and embarrassingly thought that I could help with trivial bulls--.
Reckful served as a beacon for members of the gaming and streaming community of all walks of life, especially those that struggled with mental health. "Please just know in these situations the insane person does not feel in control of their actions", Reckful said.
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). "Rest In Peace @Byron".