On June 30, Minecraft Streamer and YouTuber Alex aka Technoblade died of cancer at the age of 23. And honors poured in, including from developer Mojang himself — who also added a more subtle but sweet memorial to the streamers in Minecraft itself.
As spotted by a Fortnite leaker Santa ‘iFireMonkey’ Ricky And shared on Twitter, the header image on the Minecraft launcher has been subtly changed since then The sad death of Technoblade Thursday. There was always a pig In the top right of the player image, but the pig is now wearing a crown – which was so Technoblade’s Avatarwhether in Minecraft or anywhere else online.
They added a pig crown in Minecraft Launcher to represent Techno, W. pic.twitter.com/qQPzbLgvZG
– 🎄 Santa Ricky (@_FireMonkey) 2 July 2022
Mojang posted a more direct greeting message on his Minecraft account as well, expressing how “sad” the team is at the Technoblade’s death.
We’ve been trying to find the words, but we’re all here in Minecraft grieving the loss of Technoblade. It has meant so much to our community and brought so much joy. We will miss him dearly 🐷👑🗡️
– Minecraft July 1, 2022
“He has meant so much to our community and brought so much joy,” the letter reads. “We will miss him dearly.”