Byron "Reckful" Bernstein, a former top World of Warcraft player and longtime Twitch streamer, died at the age of 31 on Thursday. His ex-girlfriend, known as Blue, confirmed his death saying he died by suicide. reportedly by suicide.

“Byron, I wish I could have helped you,” wrote Blue on Twitter. “We all do. I’m so sorry I couldn’t. Thank you for being a part of my life. Love you always.”

His close friend, Andy Milonakis, also wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken. Still in shock, I’ve dreaded that this day could possibly come. RIP Byron, I love you.”

The Austin, Texas-based gamer was popularly known as Reckful on the streaming platform Twitch. Bernstein, who had more than 936,000 followers, was creating a new game called “Everland,” with a goal to “help people find friendship and a sense of community.” Bernstein’s Twitch channel is now airing reruns with the stream title “RIP Reckful.”

In recent years, Bernstein had spoken out about his struggles with depression and mental health. In January, he shared in a video that he lost his brother to suicide when he was 6 years old and had long struggled with his mental health. However, he said he was improving. He also added that working on his new game had given him “a sense of purpose.”

​“I am actually day-to-day happy,” he said in the video. “I’ve never felt this way in my life. I’m not saying it’s gonna last forever, but right now I’m happy.”

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

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