Tetris Classic World Champion Jonas Neubauer Has Passed Away
Seven-time NES Tetris champion Jonas Neubauer has recently passed away due to a medical emergency.
Jonas Neubauer, one of the greatest classic Tetris players ever and a vibrant member of the community, recently passed away. The tragic announcement was made on his official Twitter account on January 8th, with many fans coming together to mourn his loss. Even the official Tetris Twitter account posted a heartfelt status update in tribute to Neubauer:
This is a tremendous loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness.
Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community, as we all mourn his passing. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
Neubauer was 39 years old at the time of his passing. He was a bartender by trade, a seven-time world champion of the NES version of Tetris, and was a Twitch partner.
The Tetris Twitter account has always had a finger on the pulse of its community. In a more hilarious example, they joked about how the iconic “L” block could be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because of Minecraft Steve being added to the massive crossover fighting game.
Our thoughts are with Neubauer’s friends and family at this very sad time.
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