Technoblade: Minecraft YouTuber dies from cancer aged 23

Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade has died aged 23, his family have confirmed in an emotional farewell video posted on his behalf.

The video, entitled "so long nerds" and posted to his 10 million followers, showed his father calling him "the most amazing kid anyone could ever ask for".

The US internet personality rose to fame livestreaming and posting clips of himself playing the sandbox video game.

The farewell message, written hours before his death and read by his father, began: "Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this. I am dead."

He went on to reveal that his real name was in fact Alex, reminiscing about the time he had pranked viewers into believing his name was Dave.

Thank you all for supporting my content over the years," he continued. "If I had another hundred lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time as those were the happiest years of my life.