The seven times Classic Tetris champion Jonas Neubauer has died aged 39 of a “sudden medical emergency.” “
Info has been shared on the account Twitter de Neubauer, the message saying: “It is with a heavy heart that we send you the terrible news that Jonah has died of a sudden medical emergency. It was the best. We are devastated, overwhelmed by grief, and we already miss him dearly. Information will follow when available. “
The Tetris official Twitter spread the news, adding, “This is a terrible loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest Tetris Classic players of all time in skill, wit, and kindness. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and the entire Tetris community, who mourn his passing. “
The account Classic Tetris World Championship also shared a touching message: “We couldn’t have asked for a better champion, role model and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be the best. Rest in peace. “
A GoFundMe was launched for Neubauer where you learn a bit more about his life, for example a funny story where an administrative error described him as a 60 year old man from Albacete in Spain.
“Jonas had fun, tweeting his love for his new country,” recalls GoFundMe. “Soon after, the residents of the Spanish city followed him, celebrating him as their new citizen. Appreciated by the whole town, the Mayor ended up inviting him and Heather, offering Jonas the Knife of the Town (their incredible version of the ‘keys to the town’). “
Neubauer leaves behind his wife Heather Ito, mother Sharry Neubauer, brothers Jason and Justin, and six nephews.
Erwan Lafleuriel is Editor-in-Chief of IGN France. A video game slave for 40 years, he only escapes occasionally to mourn his defeats on Twitter.