Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley, a fixture of Rainbow Six esports, has died at age 24.
Published on October 13th, 2021
A statement from his family was posted on fellow esports commentator, Parker “Interro” Mackay’s Twitter account on the morning of 13th October.
The statement reveals that Stockley died on 11th October, in the family home that he had moved back to during the lockdown.
Following the announcement, professional players, coaches, and the official Rainbow Six Esports account have already posted their condolences, while also announcing the postponement of today’s North American League matches, as a sign of respect for KiXSTAr’s career.
— Rainbow Six Esports (@R6esports) October 13, 2021
Remembering Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley
Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley was one of the most popular casters in the Rainbow Six: Siege community, beloved by both viewers and his fellow casters.
Parker “Interro” Mackay, one of the biggest R6S casters, had this to say about KiXSTAr: “I lost a best friend, a brother, and a coworker. I’m beyond heartbroken. I love you Michael and I’ll miss you so much.”
Prior to his career as a caster, Michael competed at a professional level in Rainbow Six: Siege, lifting several Pro League titles in North America and playing major tournaments before taking up the mic.
His talent was recognised in 2020 when he won the “Esports Colour Caster of the Year” award at the 2020 Esports Awards and was nominated for the same award in 2021.
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Siege caster Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley dead at 24