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Beloved Rainbow Six Siege commentator and former pro player Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley has died at the age of 24. The tragic news was confirmed in a statement written by his family late last night.
Stockley's casting partner Parker "Interro" Mackay shared the statement on Wednesday evening. It said that the streamer had "passed away unexpectedly" on October 11. Mackay added in a follow-up tweet that Stockley died following a car accident.
You can see the family's full statement below:
"After speaking with his family they wanted to share that Michael passed away doing what he loved second most in this world: driving," Mackay wrote. "He was by himself & no one else was injured or involved."
Back in 2016 Stockley played professional Rainbow Six Siege with Team Orbit at 19 years old. In the same year, he made the move into casting and became one of the scene's most loved color commentator's during a number major Siege events. Stockley also had a respectable following on Twitch with 443,000 followers, and would regularly stream Siege.
"He had so much planned for the future, and he was looking forward to working with so many of you," the family said in their statement. "Michael worked hard to lift up the R6 Siege community, and in turn so many of you lifted him up as well. We are grateful for the love and support that we have experienced from so many of you. Keep it going, pay it forward, and keep lifting each other up."
"I'm at a total loss," Mackay tweeted. "I lost a best friend, a brother, and a coworker. I'm beyond heartbroken. I love you Michael and I'll miss you so much."
The official Rainbow Six Esports organization has also offered its condolences, describing Stockley as "one of the bright lights" of the community.
Our thoughts are with Stockley's friends, family, and colleagues at this difficult time.
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Topics: Rainbow Six Siege
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