Michael Stockley’s family confirmed his demise in a statement on Wednesday October 13th
Legendary player Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley died on Monday, October 11th, his family announced. He was 24 years old. “We send our deepest condolences to Michael Stockley at this difficult time. Michael was one of the lights of our siege community and will be missed,” Rainbow Six Esports said in a statement. Stockley was widely recognized for his playing skills in the Rainbow Six Siege community. A cause of death was not known at the moment.
Stockley’s family released a statement on Wednesday October 13th stating: “On Monday October 11th, Michael ‘KiXSTAR’ Stockley passed away unexpectedly. He had so much planned for the future and was looking forward to working with so many of you. The statement went on to say, “Michael worked hard to strengthen the R6 siege community and many of you lifted him up too. We are grateful for the love and support we have received from so many of you Keep up the good work, keep paying and keep saving each other. “
Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley has been a pillar of the competitive Rainbow Six Siege community since joining Orbit. He was the 2020 color commentator for the Esports Awards and was nominated for the same award in the 2021 edition. After the announcement of his death, professional players, coaches and fans expressed their condolences.
Fans paid tribute to the legendary player by tweeting them, “Big loss to the siege community. RIP Kix. I don’t even know what to say. He was literally the nicest person in the siege community. ”Another tweet read,“ Rip KiX Another amazing person who was taken so early. And someone who meant so much to the community. It’s heartbreaking to watch. Prayers to his family and friends. “One person wrote,” I can’t believe kixstar is actually dead. RIP Kix “” Well, RIP Kix, man, I was only in R6 for a short time but I loved his comment ” Another person said, “Sad is an understatement about how I am feeling right now. While I’ve probably never spoken to him for him personally, Kix was one of the reasons I started watching Pro R6 and playing the game in general. It’s devastating. RIP KIX “