Michael Stockley, a Rainbow Six KiXSTAr gamer, died ‘unexpectedly’ at the age of 24, prompting admirers to pay tribute to the ESports hero.

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GAMER Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley passed away at 24, as Rainbow Six Esports confirms his passing as his family calls it “unexpected.”

Stockley was widely recognized for his gaming skills and commentating within the Rainbow Six Siege community.

Stockley’s family released a statement on his death, saying: “On Monday, October 11 Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley passed away unexpectedly. He had so much planned for the future, and he was looking forward to working with so many of you.”

His mother Carol and stepfather Thomas added: “We are grateful for the love and support that we have experienced from so many of you.

“Keep it going, pay it forward, and keep lifting each other up.”

Rainbow Six Esports also shared their grief on the 24-year-old’s passing, saying: “We send our deepest condolences to Michael Stockley’s family during this difficult time.

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ESPORTS RELEASES STATEMENT

Esports League Rainbow Six also released a statement.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that our dear friend Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley has passed away,” it wrote.

“Michael has been an invaluable part of the ESL and Rainbow 6 family for over five years and we’ll miss him forever. Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and loved ones.”

CAUSE OF DEATH

Stockley’s cause of death is currently unknown.

FAMILY’S STATEMENT

Stockley’s family released a statement on his death, saying: “On Monday, October 11 Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley passed away unexpectedly. He had so much planned for the future, and he was looking forward to working with so many of you.

“Michael worked hard to lift up the R6 Siege community, and in turn so many of you lifted him up as well. We are grateful for the love and support we have experienced from so many of you.”

COMMENTATOR

Before his commentating work, Stockley won the NA Pro League in his first season as a player.

The 24-year-old was an Esports Awards color commentator in 2020 and was nominated again for the 2021 edition.

WHO WAS KIXSTAR?

KiXSTAr was recognized as one of the best commentators on Rainbow Six Siege and the entire world of esports.

Stockley began commentating for Rainbow Six Siege in 2016 at the age of 19.

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