Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein reportedly dies aged 31

Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has reportedly died at the age of just 31.

Reckful is a former eSports player that had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitch.

News of Reckful’s death was reported on Twitter this evening by eSports journalist Rod Breslau.

Breslau tweeted: “Reckful’s passing has been confirmed by his roommate. Byron was 31.”

Breslau’s tweet came after Reckful’s ex-girlfriend also took to the social networking site to reveal the Twitch streamer had passed away.

At around 5pm BST Reckful’s ex-girlfriend posted on Twitter: “Yes, it’s him. He’s gone.”

In the aftermath of the news emerging tributes have been pouring in for Reckful from across the gaming community.

Fellow Twitch streamer Lirik posted: “RIP Reckful. Absolutely floored. Man is and will always be an absolute legend.”

While @Nightbloo tweeted: “This is heartbreaking news. I didn’t know him very well personally but back in the day watching Reckful was my big inspiration to start streaming myself.

“He was a very kind soul who deserved so much better. Rest in peace, you will be missed very much”.

And FIFA streamer Castro posted: “RIP Reckful. <3”.

Twitch streamer Asmongold posted: “RIP Reckful.

“I hope this will be a wakeup call to everyone who creates a reward structure around ridiculing and mocking mental illness

“We can be better as a community and we will be better.”

And content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop added: “Rest In Peace, Reckful.

“What a terrible tragedy. You can tell he meant so much to so many people.”

Fans of Reckful became worried about his wellbeing following a series of messages he posted on Twitter earlier today.

The 31-year-old, who was known for his eSports achievements in World of Warcraft as well as for his Twitch channel, reportedly took his own life.

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