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Twitch streamer Ohlana passes away at 26 from suicide

Published: 8/Jul/2020 15:07 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 16:03

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Lannia ‘Ohlana’ has died due to an apparent suicide. She was 26 years old.

Ohlana was a popular personality who had recently hit 100,000 followers on Twitch, often either playing CS:GO or ‘in real life’ travelling streams.

However, concerns were raised for the Canadian-Vietnamese streamer after she had posted a series of concerning tweets and Instagram stories to her social media channels.

Her final tweet read “it’s not anybody’s fault.” Her previous tweet, on July 6, said “depressed people struggle to reach out in fear the ones closest to them will have cops show up and forcefully confine them against their will. So they’re stuck feeling alone with their dark thoughts because they don’t want to be trapped where they just feel worse.”

In her Instagram story on July 6, she posted a statement, which now appears to be her final message before taking her life.

“I have cried, loved, and shared so many great memories with so many of you who are still or used to be in my life. I thank all of you for letting me. I look back in awe of all the opportunities I have been given in my life and I am appreciative. From surviving off video games to travelling the world on an impulse… but most importantly all of the people I’ve met during this run.”

Ohlana streaming on Twitch
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A popular streamer, Ohlana recently hit 100,000 followers on her Twitch account.

“Ive made my mistakes, I’ve taken my loses and I endured all of the consequences that were deemed valid. But sometimes it clouds my skies a little larger than it should. Some storms are heavier than others… and that’s okay. We all fight our own battles.”

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Concluding her post, she said “It’s a beautiful day today. Go out and enjoy it for me.”

Tributes paid to Ohlana

Friends and fans paid tribute to Ohlana. Fellow streamer and collaborator Bawnsai said “I’m really glad I got to meet you. The time we spent together was short but sweet. just like you LOL. Omg you were so funny. I always wished we had more time together. I’ll miss you my friend. Rest easy.”

Nosleeptv wrote “She was beautiful inside and out and I’m so sorry this happened.”

One of her fans and friends, DE4Ner, shared a Twitlonger thanking Ohlana for how she had cared for him throughout his own struggles. “You are the friend that I will never forget, never. I will never forget the insights you have given me, the lessons you have taught me and memories you have shared. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you. Thank you for being you.”

Ohlana’s death comes only a week after the passing of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who took his own life on July 2. A popular GTA streamer, Kenny “Blue622” Tancredi, also died unexpectedly on July 5, the cause of death is unconfirmed.

Heightened scrutiny has now been placed on how content creation, particularly for streamers, and the challenges it presents, often exacerbated by trolls and drama, is taking its toll on these individuals.


If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA), the Samaritans 116-123 (UK), or Lifeline 13-11-14 (AUS).

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.