7 time Tetris World Champion Jonas Neubauer dies a sudden death. A seven-time World Champion of Tetris and ran a Twitch channel with his partner, Heather Ito, Neubauer passed away on January 4, 2021, after an unspecified “sudden medical emergency”.
On January 9, a tweet was posted on Neubauer’s Twitter account announcing the world champion’s death. The tweet read “It’s with a heavy heart that we deliver the terrible news that Jonas has passed away from a sudden medical emergency. He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly. Information to follow when it becomes available.”
Tetris official account took to Twitter to express their heartbreak after hearing of Neubauer’s demise. “This is a tremendous loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community, as we all mourn his passing.”
“We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4,” added the Tetris Championship Twitter account. “We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace.”