Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a professional Call of Duty player and recent member of Florida Mutineers, dies at the age of 21, and the community mourns.
Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, professional Call of Duty player and member of Florida Mutineers, has passed away at the age of 21. Nadeshot from 100 Thieves and other pro players have paid respect to their friend and colleague while reacting to the tragic news.
Fero was a participant in the first Call of Duty League, which just launched this year, and finished near the top of the league. He was previously a member of 100 Thieves, Team Envy, and Reckless, and had gained a reputation as a skilled and beloved member of the community.
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Now, the professional Call of Duty esports community has faced an irreparable loss. Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a well-known member of Florida Mutineers, unexpectedly died at the age of 21. It was later confirmed by Henriquez’s Call of Duty team, the Florida Mutineers, that he died of multiple heart attacks. Fero’s current and former teammates from such well-known esports organizations as 100 Thieves, Team Kaliber, Team Envy, Reckless, and others, have expressed condolences and paid tribute to their passed friend and colleague. Fans and colleagues lamented his loss and held up Fero as an example of positivity in the COD community.
The Call of Duty world is hurting tonight for you, Fero. Let this be a reminder to all of us how fragile life can be so we can continue to cherish the friendships and memories that we’ve created over the last decade together as a community.
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) November 11, 2020
Before official statements about Fero’s manner of death, a person claiming to be a family member alleged that he passed away due to suicide. After confusion following those claims, Fero’s teammates and family members confirmed that his death was due to multiple heart attacks, specifically refuting the idea that he had taken his own life. Fero’s family stated that he was not battling with depression, as the initial report of suicide had claimed, and that his family is seeking privacy following Fero’s tragic passing.
It is deeply concerning that people tend to hype and attract viewers by spreading knowingly false information about a person’s death causes. The passing of Maurice “Fero” Henriquez was a personal tragedy for his family, which means that no one had a right to share disrespectful assumptions without any official confirmation. As has been the case following the deaths of other streamers and professional gamers this year, Fero’s passing shines a light on the need for esports organizations and others in the gaming community to care for their players’ health and ensure that professional gaming is a more positive and supportive place to be.
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