YouTuber John "TotalBiscuit" Bain dies at age 33


Extreme Poster
Mar 27, 2006
YouTuber and video game critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit, has died aged 33.

Bain publically announced he had bowel cancer in October 2015 but continued to produce videos and podcasts on his popular YouTube channel right up until his death, which was announced through his official Twitter account at midnight last night.

Known for his criticism of mainstream games and media, and the championing of indie titles, Bain had attracted more than 2.2m subscribers on YouTube before his death.

Earlier this month, Bain penned a reddit post stating he "did not have long left", and would leave his YouTube channel to his wife, Genna.

"When I leave this world I want to leave something my family can use to help them earn," Bain wrote.

"I fully expect The Co-optional Podcast to go on and I love the thought that once I'm gone, the channels will go on in my absence, hosted by the person who knows me best and has been with me for the better part of my adult life."

Haven't watched any of his videos in a couple years but this is sad to hear.


Staff member
Oct 8, 2007
Heard about this over on the Warframe Reddit - Total Biscuit is held in high regard by the Warframe devs, and the community team heard the news just before they started their stream earlier (they subsequently cancelled the stream).

Sad news to hear. I didn't personally see things his way for all his gripes, but not gunna say he wasn't at all influential in calling out BS when BS was being sold. He did a lot of good for the games community.


Staff member
Nov 14, 2007
Wow. He died on my birthday.... As I was celebrating my life, he was losing his.