The Grand Theft Auto V role-playing community has raised well over $40,000 and left a fitting tribute in the NoPixel server to Kenny ‘Blue622’ Tancredi, who died unexpectedly earlier this week at the age of 30.
Blue622 was credited with popularising the NoPixel server and GTA V role-playing in general after introducing top streamers such as Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar to it. The news of his death sent shockwaves through the role-playing community, but they have rallied to raise over $40,000 on a GoFundMe page that will go towards a memorial monument for his gravesite, with the rest being passed on to “others in Kenny’s memory.” This included a $5,000 donation from Summit1g.
To commemorate Blue622, GTA V players gathered at the location of his house in the NoPixel server. A Reddit post also shows that the developers of the server have coded Blue622’s character model and car to be outside the house permanently in his memory.
Popular GTA roleplayer passed away on July 4th. Developers put his character’s vehicle and character model permanently in the coding of the server, outside his house. Fly high Boe “Blue622” Jangles from r/gaming
Many fellow streamers congregated at Blue622’s home to pay their respects, including ‘JoblessGarrett’, who says that he will forever be in the hearts of those in the GTA V RP community.
— Garrett (@JoblessGarrett) July 9, 2020
Blue622’s sad death comes at a difficult time for the streaming community as a whole, with Twitch legend Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein and CS:GO and Just Chatting streamer ‘OhLana’ also passing away within the last seven days.
If you would like to donate to Blue622’s GoFundMe, you can do so here.