The popular YouTuber PewDiePie and his fans reacted to reports of the death of a fellow YouTuber who trolled PewDiePie’s audience for years.
Friends of Dillon Henderson, who went by Dillon the Hacker on YouTube, have posted on Twitter saying Henderson died in July. Details are scarce, and Business Insider has not been able to confirm the YouTuber’s death.
Henderson, 20, whose YouTube channel has 137,000 subscribers, gained a following by posting emotional and satirical videos about popular YouTube gamers.
Among Henderson’s videos were at least two dozen roasting PewDiePie, some of which have more than 1 million views. Henderson went on long rants about how he had taken over PewDiePie’s channel, become his social-media manager, and even stolen PewDiePie’s longtime girlfriend and now wife, Marzia.
These videos caught the attention of PewDiePie, who in 2016 dedicated an entire video on his channel to reacting to Dillon the Hacker’s content.
PewDiePie offered condolences to Henderson’s loved ones on Thursday morning. In a tweet, PewDiePie called him a “talented young comedian” who “trolled my entire audience at one point.”
Soon after PewDiePie posted his tweet, “RIP Dillon” was trending on Twitter as some of the YouTuber’s massive fanbase reacted to reports of Henderson’s death as well.
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