Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley, Rainbow Six Siege caster, has died on the age of 24.
Stockley was a caster, streamer and former skilled participant of the sport.
A press release from his former casting companion Parker ‘Interro’ Mackay broke the information on eleventh October that he “handed away unexpectedly”. A comply with up tweet confirmed Stockley died in a automotive accident.
A press release from the household of Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley (March 9, 1997 – October 11, 2021) pic.twitter.com/wcxeK38wQn
— Parker Mackay (@INTERRO) October 13, 2021
“After talking together with his household they needed to share that Michael handed away doing what he cherished second most on this world: driving,” reads Mackay’s tweet. “He was by himself and nobody else was injured or concerned. Whereas it is comprehensible to be curious please respect the household’s privateness.”
Stockley’s mom was grateful to the neighborhood within the launched assertion, noting the time they purchased her a airplane ticket to go to him. “The present of assist was so overwhelming for him that he reduce his stream brief and cried. To all of you who lent a hand to a younger man in want, we’re grateful,” she mentioned.
She additionally joined Stockley continuously on stream. “As an viewers lots of you let me know I used to be welcome there, and I’m grateful.”
Stockley performed Siege professionally as a part of Workforce Orbit in 2016 on the age of 19. He then moved to a broadcasting expertise place the identical yr. Later he received first place in 2016’s North American Professional League yr 1 seasons 1, 2, and three.
Stockley served as a commentator for main Siege occasions, as current as 2021’s Six Invitational and Six Mexico Main, along with the sport’s North American League broadcasts.
He additionally ran a profitable Twitch channel with 447,000 followers.
“Michael labored exhausting to carry up the R6 Siege neighborhood, and in flip so lots of you lifted him up as nicely,” reads the household assertion. “We’re grateful for the love and assist that we’ve got skilled from so lots of you. Preserve it going, pay it ahead, and preserve lifting one another up.”
The official Rainbow Six Siege esports account shared a press release. “We ship our deepest condolences to Michael Stockley’s household throughout this tough time,” it reads. “Michael was one of many vibrant lights of our Siege neighborhood and he shall be missed.”
Broadcasts deliberate for the thirteenth October have been postponed out of respect.
Twitch additionally adopted up, saying: “Our deepest respects and condolences exit to KiXSTAr’s household, pals and followers. He was an enormous presence for the Siege neighborhood who’ll all the time be remembered.”
Our deepest respects and condolences exit to KiXSTAr’s household, pals and followers.
He was an enormous presence for the Siege neighborhood who’ll all the time be remembered.
— Twitch (@Twitch) October 13, 2021