Tetris competitive player Jonas Neubauer died suddenly at the age of 39.
Neubauer was a seven-time Tetris World Champion and ran a Twitch Channel With his partner Heather Ito. He passed away on January 4, 2021, following an unspecified “sudden medical emergency”.
A short message on his Twitter account read, “With a sad heart, we send terrible news that Jonas has died from a sudden medical emergency” (Thanks, Eurogamer). “It was the best ever. The grief is devastated, and we are really missing it. Information that must be followed as it becomes available.”
With a sad heart, we deliver the bad news of Jonas’ death from a sudden medical emergency. It was the best ever. We are trapped, mired in grief, and we really miss him deeply. The information should be followed as it becomes available.January 9, 2021
His unexpected death prompted those who knew him to openly open up their memories of him.
“This is a huge loss in many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in terms of skill, spirit, and kindness,” said a letter from the official Tetris Twitter account. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, the entire classic Tetris community, and we all mourn his death.
The Tetris Championship account added on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, died suddenly on January 4th.” “We could never have called for a great hero, model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace.”
We are sad to share that Jonas Newbauer, 7-time CTWC champion, died suddenly on January 4, we could never have asked for a hero, model, and greater friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/CaaGgd4ZY3January 9, 2021
“Jonas was a Tetris professor, a denim enthusiast, an ambassador in Albacete, Spain, and a specialist in dining experience at Ravenclaw’s house,” explains one of the comments written on GoFundMe Create a Memorial Fund for the Newpower Family. “His enthusiasm for everything was contagious and inspiring, and he always found ways to make any situation incredibly enjoyable.”