It’s not all Stardew Valley and Five Night’s At Freddy’s videos when it comes to Markiplier’s YouTube channel. Following some highly upsetting events back in September 2015, Markiplier has come face-to-face with one of the greatest tragedies known to man – suicide. But now, speaking with the family of Cyndago, Markiplier has just uploaded one of the most emotionally moving videos you will ever see. WARNING: This video is incredibly upsetting.
Stood next to Mark is Cyndago’s father David, mother Tami and sister Melissa, and they want to “say some things to you guys in regards to Daniel” and his suicide last year. “We want to thank the folks who contributed to the GoFundMe to cover the expenses for Daniel’s death and uh, we truly truly appreciate that. We want to thank everybody for giving Daniel support through his Cyndago stuff and then of course Mark, always grateful to Mark for giving Daniel a once in a lifetime opportunity”. It’s here that Daniel’s father beings to break down and we can’t help but cry along with the Kyre family.
The video serves as both a thanks to fans and audiences that have helped the Kyre family through such an upsetting time in their lives, but also as a sign of solidarity that they’re making a conscious effort to heal and move on with their lives. As David points as, YouTube was “the last place Daniel breathed his last willful breath”, so it took a tremendous amount of courage to step in front of the camera and speak openly on the same platform that Cyndago was so passionate about.
Daniel’s mother thanks fans for their influx of letters, cards and flowers whilst his sister Melissa says it’s truly inspiring to see their lovely and respectful comments all over social media whenever she or anyone connected with Daniel shares something. As David puts it, “It’s no one’s fault when someone commits suicide. It’s always a perfect storm and no one knows why”.
Over the past few months Markiplier has dedicated livestreams and charity events towards suicide prevention and awareness. His live streams are often coupled with details for helplines or advice on people feeling depressed or effected by a suicide in their lives. So if you’re feeling lost and need some advice, look no further than Markiplier in the future. He’s here to help you.