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‘Call of Duty’ pro Fero passes away at 21

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Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a professional Call of Duty player, dies at 21. 100Thieves, Florida Mutineers, and more pays tribute.

It’s a sad day for the world of eSports and the entire gaming industry. Maurice “F3rocity” Henriquez, or simply Fero, has reportedly passed away. He was 21-years-old when he passed.

Fero: Gone too soon

It’s always a tragedy to see someone die so young. But in life, no one really knows when the clock would stop ticking. And sadly, Fero’s time was up.

On November 10, news broke out that the Call of Duty pro player Fero had died. The news quickly spread like wildfire among the gaming community and now, fans and pros alike are mourning the young Fero’s passing.

In a message posted on Fero’s Twitter account, the family of the deceased confirmed his passing saying:

“This is Maurice’s, aka Fero, family. We are saddened to announce his passing. We would like to state that he did not take his own life and he was not battling depression. We appreciate everyone’s love and support. We would also appreciate privacy at this time.”

His family had to emphasize that the gamer did not commit suicide and died of natural causes instead. This is because one family member had falsely claimed that the 21-year-old had suffered from depression and took his life.

According to his family, Fero had suffered from a series of heart attacks which then resulted in his death.

A community in mourning

Upon his death, his fans and colleagues quickly took to Twitter to express their sorrow and heartbreak. Nick “Nadeshot” Haag, the CEO of 100Thieves where Fero briefly worked with, said he was heartbroken and was at a loss for words with his death.

Nick Kolcheff, A.K.A. Nickmercs, remarked on the late COD pro’s top-notch skill explaining that while they weren’t close, they never lost a match whenever they played together.

The Florida Mutineers and the Call of Duty League also paid tribute to the late Henriquez. It should be known that Fero won three CDL Home Series tournaments with the Florida Mutineers. It’s also the team where he found most of his success.

It was also through this team that the Henriquez family confirmed that the late COD pro did not commit suicide.

“Thank you for positively impacting the lives of so many people,” the Mutineers tweeted. “The gaming community will never forget your humor, your kindness, and your dedication.”

Fero first began his career back in 2014 when he joined Denial Esports. He then went on to work with Team Kaliber, then 100Thieves, Team Envy, and finally the Florida Mutineers. The Call of Duty community will forever remember the talent that was Maurice “Fero” Henriquez.

Featured image courtesy of 100Thieves/Twitter

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