Kenny Tancredi, better known in the Twitch streaming community as Blue622, died unexpectedly last weekend.
Several figures from the gaming world have mourned his death, which took place on July 4 but first became public on Tuesday. Details about the manner of his death were not immediately known, but it was described as sudden.
Tancredi Had A Passion For Technology, GamingIn an obituary posted on the website for Morgan Funeral Home, the family wrote that Tancredi passed away on Saturday at his home.
The obituary noted that Tancredi worked as a network engineer and had a "natural affiliation with anything technology related. "
"This led to his spare time passion for gaming, which he turned into a successful, entrepreneurial endeavor that produced a following of other gamers. He also loved animals, water sports and snowboarding - and making everyone laugh," the obituary read.
The obituary went on to note that Tancredi was known for his generosity and caring nature and made reference to challenges that he faced during his life.
"Kenny conquered many challenges through his short life, but could not conquer all - even though he gave it a good fight," it noted.
The obituary did not offer any further details about these struggles, including whether it was in any way related to his death. Tancredi did not have apparent health issues before his sudden passing last week.
Tancredi Had A Large And Dedicated Following Online
Tancredi was a popular figure in the gaming community, with a following of more than 44,000 on Twitch.
In an "about" section of his Twitch page, Tancredi shared that he had been a fan of video games since his youth.
"My name is Kenny, but the internet knows me as bLuE. I've been playing video games for as long as I could remember, I started with Super Nintendo and i've been hooked on gaming ever since," he shared.
He was known for sharing streams of the Grand Theft Auto video game series and even created a custom character.
Tancredi's death led to an outpouring of support and condolences from many in the gaming world, who remembered him as a kind and welcoming person.Many fans also shared messages of condolences after the news broke on Tuesday evening, mourning Tancredi's young passing. A number of tributes arose on the NoPixel role-play server of Grand Theft Auto V, which many credited Tancredi for helping to popularize. His last stream on Twitch was last week, and Tancredi had gone several days without posting on social media.
The gaming world had already been in mourning from the death last week of Byron Bernstein, known in the gaming community as Reckful. That included Tancredi, whose last tweet was about Bernstein's passing, written just two days before Tancredi's own death.
"Just heard the news about Reckful... He was an amazing person with a huge heart and will be missed," Tancredi wrote. "If you're feeling down, please reach out for help. If you think nobody cares about you, just know that I do. DM's always open."