Popular video game critic John Bain, known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit – has died at the age of 33.
It had 2.2 million subscribers of YouTube, but withdrew from the review of the games in April, after the bowel cancer to the liver.
In a lengthy post on Reddit, he wrote that he did not “have left”, and said that his cancer was terminal.
After a tweet appeared on his official account confirming his death, his wife Genna posted a poem in tribute to her late husband.
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She wrote: “I am more overwhelmed with grief than could be expressed”.
Mr Bain rose to fame in 2010 by uploading gameplay videos and comments to your YouTube channel.
He was a champion of many small, indie titles, in the production of videos where he shared his first impressions of the new titles. He also curated lists of game recommendations on the Steam store.
Mr. Bain was also an outspoken critic of many of the most popular top-selling games. He said that many of the developers sought to maximize profits at the expense of the game.
Video service Twitch, where the Lord Bain broadcast live gaming sessions, thanked him for his contribution to the industry.
“John Bain, opinionated game reviews and the sense of humor that led him to become one of the most prominent voices in the gaming industry,” he said in a statement.
Leading players took to Twitter to share their tributes.
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Mr. Bain first contracted bowel cancer in 2014, but in the treatment of the disease went into remission. However, the cancer returned and spread to his liver and spine.
What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
The bleeding from the bottom
A change in bowel habits that lasts more than three weeks
Abdominal pain, especially if severe
A lump in the belly
Unexplained weight loss and fatigue
“The majority of people with these symptoms do not have bowel cancer. Other health problems that can cause similar symptoms. But if you have one or more of these, or if things just don’t feel right, go see your doctor.”
Source: Beat Bowel Cancer