Wasn’t sure I was gonna worry you guys but things are now looking good. Went to the ER yesterday for chest pains. They suspect I have covid. Test results not in yet. Feeling better after treatments. Again, things look good so don’t fret. Will keep you all posted. pic.twitter.com/T7x6VFtqbC— NWBZPWNR (@JarodNWBZPWNR) December 19, 2020
I tested positive for covid. I’m really sorry guys. Don’t worry. I’ll make it.— NWBZPWNR (@JarodNWBZPWNR) December 22, 2020
Days before his passing, he posted a photo of himself in the hospital and made a joke about the coronavirus having "no life." That was a callback to a line from the South Park episode his character is based on.
Jarod was hospitalized last month and on December 22nd shared that he tested positive for COVID-19. On the days leading up to his death, he appeared optimistic and in good spirits, despite his situation.
Breathing complications arose. Treatment plan reevaluated. Working on it. Doing okay. #covid recovery.— NWBZPWNR (@JarodNWBZPWNR) December 27, 2020
Breathing issues still a problem. Oxygen saturation levels keep dropping below 90. They are trying to figure things out. Waiting to know more.— NWBZPWNR (@JarodNWBZPWNR) December 28, 2020
While some gamers spend hundreds of dollars creating pixel perfect costumes of their favorite characters, Jarod was a legend for recognizing an opportunity that no one else saw and seizing upon it.
Also, his handle was Nwbzpwner ("newbs pwner") and his esports jersey number was 69. For that, he's surely one of the greatest cosplayers to ever do it.
A guy who liked video games, humor, and not taking himself too seriously. What's not to love?
"Whoever he is, he is one tough badass" you're damn right pic.twitter.com/JjvpOaPQ3F— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021
Today the @Warcraft & greater @Blizzard_Ent community lost one of it’s sweetest souls to Covid. Jarod Nandin aka @JarodNWBZPWNR was best known by his famous Blizzcon cosplay “That Which Has No Life” from the @SouthPark ep “Make Love Not Warcraft”... (cont) https://t.co/LGCWKUWD1R pic.twitter.com/Mx63iS4ivG— Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow) January 3, 2021
a memorial fund has also been set up for him - https://t.co/FVgdxNzoqt— Serephita (@serephita) January 4, 2021