When you think of the YouTube Channel Game Theorists, there are many things that come to mind. The channel has to amassed 10 million subscribers and channel creator, Matthew Patrick has become one of the most outspoken personalities for YouTube. With all the success of the YouTube Channel, it is sad to hear of the passing of Ronnie Edwards who was one of the original editors of the channel.
In a recently released video, Matthew Patrick announced that Ronnie Edwards passed away July 4th at the age of 25. According to MatPat, it is being ruled that Ronnie’s death was a suicide. In a quote from a video, Matthew Patrick says, “Ronnie told me once in the early days of the channel’s history that it was his goal for his animations to be recognized and for him to be influential as an artist.” He would go on to say, ” And if I were to tell him something right now I would say, ‘You did it.’ That he achieved that goal. That the Game Theory style and anyone who has ever mimicked the Game Theory style or anyone who has ever had a show on these channels, that was Ronnie’s style.”
Some subscribers may also remember Ronnie from his own YouTube Channel called Digressing and Sidequesting. MatPat discusses how there will be several tributes for Ronnie and that includes an upcoming live stream. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to Ronnie Edwards friends’ and family. If you or anyone you may know is struggling with suicide thoughts or action, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-784-2433.