Last week we received the heartbreaking news that popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade (whose real name was Alex) has died aged 23, after a battle with stage four cancer.
The content creator was loved by many – in his last message to his fans, which was read by his father in a video Titled “so long nerds,” he said, “Thank you all for supporting my content over the years. If I had a hundred more lifetimes, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again each time, because those were the happiest years of my life.
Technoblade was heavily involved with Hypixel, which is one of the biggest Minecraft server networks. The founder, Simon, published a statement at the end of last week, as well as plans for a heartwarming memorial to Technoblade and a gift to his family.
“We at Hypixel are deeply saddened by the announcement from Technoblade’s family that he has passed away after his long battle with cancer,” he wrote. “He will be fondly remembered and will be deeply missed. He was a kind, talented and passionate young man with extraordinary potential. We are so grateful and grateful to him for having him play such an important role in the greater community. In many ways, the success of many of us is tied to the success of Technoblade.
“With the consent of his family, we will also establish a tribute to Technoblade in the main hall of Hypixel,” he continued. “The memorial, which will be open until the end of July, will allow players to register on a book of condolences. Later we will moderate the book, physically print it and present it to the Technoblade family.
Now, in an update posted to Twitter, Hypixel Studios CEO Noxy revealed that so far nearly 400,000 people have left a message: “[Technoblade’s] final prank on Hypixel. 377,000 people have left messages so far, 45 million characters of text not including names, spacing and entry number,” they wrote. “It will take about 200 A4 books of 250 pages to print everything. For context – the longest novel of all time was [nine] thousand characters.
Final Technoblades joke on Hypixel :).
377,000 people have left messages so far, 45 million characters of text not including names, spacing and entry number.
It will take about 200 A4 books of 250 pages to print everything.
For context – the longest novel of all time was 9 million characters
— Noxy @ Hypixel Studios (@Noxywoxy) July 4, 2022
That’s a lot of love, and there’s still almost a full month left for people to submit posts – be sure to do so if there’s anything you’d like to say.