The TotalBiscuit twitter page announced today that John Peter Bain, best known as the aforementioned TotalBiscuit and Cynical Brit, has passed away. He was 33 years old.
John Peter Bain— TotalBiscuit. (@Totalbiscuit) May 24, 2018
July 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/XchUMNDYXC
He initially revealed that he'd been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. The initial treatment appeared to be successful, and he was apparently cancer free, until he announced in early 2018 that the cancer had returned and chemotherapy was no longer working.
The games critic first gained fame through the World Of Warcraft fan station, WoW Radio. That eventually evolved into The Cynical Brit, and TotalBiscuit.
John will be missed by the entire gaming community. Through his Youtube videos - as well as a variety of other media - he enabled small indie games to reach a massive audience and become successes in their own right. His opinions were sometimes divisive but no less respected.