Well known British game critic and YouTuber John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain has passed away on May 24th, 2018.
Bain, who was 33 at the time of his death, had been struggling from bowel cancer, which he was first diagnosed with in 2014.
His wife, Genna, announced his death by posting an endearing remembrance message on both her and her husband's Twitter pages.
— Genna Bain (@GennaBain) May 24, 2018
John Peter Bain
July 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/XchUMNDYXC
— TotalBiscuit. (@Totalbiscuit) May 24, 2018
Despite the fact that TotalBiscuit's cancer was publicly known to be terminal since October of 2015, his death still comes as a shock to the millions of people who followed his popular game criticisms and YouTube channel.
He had recently announced his retirement earlier in May, saying that his intensive treatments were no longer working. During the announcement, he expressed his desire for his wife to continue tending to his work and channel after his death.
"I fully expect The Co-optional Podcast to go on and I love the thought that once I’m gone, the channels will go on in my absence, hosted by the person who knows me best and has been with me for the better part of my adult life."
He had also taken the time to thank his numerous fans for all that they had meant to him
"It’s been a privilege. Thank you all for letting me into your life and do something so important as to have an impact on how you spend your hard-earned money.”
TotalBiscuit will be remembered for his candid nature and eccentric personality as a video game critic, commentator, and professional esports caster.
He is survived by his wife Genna and step-son Orion, to whom we express our deepest condolences.