The Travis County medical expert has wrapped up its investigation into the demise of professional gaming star Byron Bernstein — aka “Reckful” — and decided he died by suicide.
Bernstein’s ex-girlfriend broke the information of his demise on July 2 on social media. No particulars have been launched on the time. Officers in Travis County, Texas subsequently launched a probe to seek out out precisely what occurred to the 31-year-old.
Now, the M.E. has launched the findings of its investigation — which say emergency responders raced to the scene of the incident and tried to resuscitate Bernstein, however to no avail. He was pronounced useless on the scene.
Officers say Bernstein had been underneath important stress … together with coping with cash issues and a breakup with a former girlfriend.
The investigators additionally famous Bernstein had a historical past of melancholy, and had beforehand tried suicide a number of years in the past.
Bernstein was a legend in gaming, particularly at “World of Warcraft” — the place he was the #1 ranked participant on this planet for six straight seasons.
He famously received the Main League Gaming “WOW” tourney again in 2010.
He later turned a streaming sensation on Twitch — the place he amassed a following of greater than 900,000. He additionally developed a giant following on YouTube and Twitter.
Bernstein had talked publicly about his battle with melancholy prior to now, saying it began when he was 14.
Simply final 12 months, Byron appeared on the HealthyGamerGG show to speak about his points and revealed he was identified with Bipolar Sort 2 as a baby. He additionally mentioned his brother took his personal life after a battle with melancholy years in the past.
Should you or anybody you already know is affected by melancholy or suicidal ideas, please contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 … or clicking here.