YouTuber John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain has died aged 33

Following a lengthy battle with bowel cancer.

YouTuber games critic, podcaster and vlogger, John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain has died aged 33.

Perhaps best known for his WTF is... series and work in the StarCraft community, Bain - also known as The Cynical Brit - was a critic of many large gaming publishers, arguing against practices designed to maximise profit at the expense of player experience. Amassing 2.2 million followers on YouTube, Bain retired from covering games in April after revealing his bowel cancer (first contracted in 2014) had spread to his liver. 

He posted a long explanation to Reddit just under a month ago, revealing that his cancer was terminal and his subsequent decision to retire from his work. 

Following the announcement of his passing on his official Twitter account, His wife Gemma Bain posted a poem in his memory, saying she was 'more overwhelmed with grief than she could possibly imagine.'

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