He announced his retirement as a critic in the post and although he didn't publicly speculate on how much time he had left, he seemingly knew the end was near and said he wanted to focus on getting his quality of life (pain management) to as good a standard as possible and spend time with his family.
Genna Bain is the wife of TotalBiscuit and also the CEO of Cynical Brit and Axiom eSports, the latter being a South Korean StarCraft II team that she formed with Protoss player CranK, with John as a sponsor. Later on, he turned his attention to YouTube, where he covered the WoW Cataclysm expansion, collaborated on Let's Play videos, critiqued many video games, introduced the long running Co-Optional Podcast and tackled industry topics.
She also posted the text of "Love Constant Beyond Death", a poem by the 17th-century poet Francisco de Quevedo. I'm more overwhelmed with grief than I could possibly express.
Back in 2014, he revealed to the public that he had been diagnosed with cancer and that he started to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Bain was a colourful and divisive character in the gaming community who throughout his career worked in the name of consumer advocacy.
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In October 2015, he said the cancer in his bowel was gone but that spots had appeared on his liver.
Known as one of gaming's most influential figures, TotalBiscuit announced in May 2018 that he would be retiring from game criticism. The emote bearing his face represents the indelible mark that he has left on Twitch. "Thank you for everything, TotalBiscuit", it tweeted Thursday. The news of his death spurred a slew of heartfelt messages from across the gaming spectrum by fans, friends and peers.
Documentary maker Danny O'Dwyer tweeted: "I'm so sorry it ended this way".
"Big thanks to our parents @Vensb and @angelambain for supporting us through this hard time". "Rest in Peace mate". He wrote: "Sorry for missing stream".
Gaming studio Paradox Interactive wrote: "We're incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of TotalBiscuit". You have a lot of fans and people who will remember you within our halls.