After struggling for a long time with depression and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, popular caster and former Smash player Daniel “DC” Coke passed away at 34.
This news shocked the worldwide esports community; many personalities have paid tribute through their Twitter accounts. In addition, this disease, which directly attacks the spinal cord, brain stem, and brain neurons, has no cure.
DC’s Twitter account confirms his death
Last May 13, the Twitter account of popular caster and former Super Smash Bros player Daniel “DC” Coke announced his passing after struggling for a long time with severe depression and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Hey all, we regret to inform you that Daniel “DC” Coke is no longer with us. For a long time DC struggled in silence with depression and illness. He did not have the heart to fight those battles any longer and has chosen to end his life.
— Daniel “DC” Coke Sr. (@dcwastaken) May 13, 2023
DC was a Super Smash Bros. For Wii U player who played many tournaments throughout his career, most notably in 2016 and 2017. After retiring, DC joined the commentary desk to do broadcasts, both of Super Smash Bros and different fighting video games.
Thanks to this, DC was well known in the FCG community because, in addition to his great experience in the scene, he was a very outgoing person who made his audience have fun. Both players, fellow commentators, friends, and his family greatly mourn his passing.
According to the Tweet posted on his Twitter account, DC was silently battling depression, in addition to the disease that, as we know, destroys the body more and more every day. Finally, the Tweet concludes with, “He didn’t have the heart to keep fighting those battles.”
Community pays tribute to DC on Twitter
After this announcement, many community members were very sad and expressed many anecdotes they lived alongside DC in the FCG scene.
One of them was VikkiKitty, a very popular esports commentator, who says that thanks to DC, she took the step to become a commentator. She also thanks him for making her discover something she “really liked.”
DC, you’re the reason why I ever took a shot at commentary. You called me into the stream room at Versus and asked me to cast top 8 with you for my first time. I had the time of my life and discovered something that I actually enjoyed, thanks to you. I’ll miss you, Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/57L8mlWoeN
— VikkiKitty 🐱 (@VikkiKitty) May 13, 2023
Team Liquid co-owner hungrybox said:
“No more pain. Rest easy, Daniel.”
No more pain
Rest easy Daniel
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) May 13, 2023
Kuro_Ken_Chan, another of the commentators who worked alongside DC, also expressed some very nice words from when he was starting in the scene.
“It was an absolute honor to work with you.
Keeping that energetic commentary while ensuring I was comfortable commentating alongside you as a junior. EVO JP 2020 was an absolute blast. Rest in power DC”
It was an absolute honor to work with you.
Keeping that energetic commentary while ensuring I was comfortable commentating alongside you as a junior. EVO JP 2020 was an absolute blast.
Rest in power DC pic.twitter.com/QkTE87ZM7M
— Kuro_Ken (@Kuro_Ken_Chan) May 13, 2023
Like them, thousands of people have expressed their feelings by replying to the Tweet highlighting only good things about DC. Undoubtedly, this former player and commentator will be forever remembered in the hearts of esports lovers.
From Fragster, we send our deepest condolences to DC’s family and friends. RIP
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