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Sunday 21 July 2019

Tributes paid to YouTube star TotalBiscuit who has died aged 33 following cancer battle

John Bain aka Totalbiscuit. PIC: YouTube
John Bain aka Totalbiscuit. PIC: YouTube
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

YouTuber John Bain, best known as TotalBiscuit, has died aged just 33.

The hugely popular video game reviewer retired from vlogging in April after bowel cancer spread and became terminal.

He was first diagnosed in 2014 and went into remission but the cancer later returned.

John had amassed a following of 2.2 subscribers to his YouTube channel over the course of eight years.

Last month he took to Reddit to reveal that his cancer was terminal, saying his treatment was no longer effective and adding, "I'm currently coming to terms with the fact that I don't have long left" but asked people not to speculate on his prognosis.

John's wife Genna took to Twitter to post a poem in tribute to her husband. 

Other gamers have also paid tribute on social media.

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