Markiplier takes hiatus from YouTube after friend commits suicide

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It is a sad day for YouTube. News has just been released that Cyndago member Daniel Kyre has died. Suspicion arose on September 16th when friend and frequent collaborator Markiplier posted on his twitter account that he would be taking a hiatus from YouTube. The only explanation was that something “very serious” had happened and he would not upload any videos for quite awhile. It was only yesterday that Cyndago released a statement saying that Daniel was found in critical condition in his room after an apparent suicide attempt

Daniel was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital, but according to the doctors, he suffered irreversible brain damage and would not survive. He passed away on Friday, September 18 after he was taken off of life support. Hard to believe that it was only earlier this year that the group moved to Los Angeles and roomed up with Markiplier. The remaining members of Cyndago officially announced that they would no longer release any videos on the channel.

“We would like to announce that Cyndago will no longer carry forward. We have no plans to release any further videos, podcasts, or songs. We will release one final vlog addressing the current situation.

If anyone out there experiences suicidal thoughts or is battling anxiety/depression, we urge you, please seek help. You are worth more than you think, and suicide reaps massive effects upon everyone around you – your friends, your family, and everyone’s life who you touched. There is always hope. There is always tomorrow.

We would like to thank everyone who stood with us throughout the years. When Cyndago was started in 2012, we never expected to come this far. It’s been nothing short of an amazing journey and all of you are loved. You have all changed our lives and we hope that we could make each one of you smile. We’re truly sorry that a story that brought so many people happiness had to have such a sad ending. Daniel will live on in our hearts and in the memories of the thousands of people he brought joy to everyday through YouTube. We thank you all. Goodbye.”

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Also included in the statement, Daniel’s father wrote a piece on how much he loved his son and even thanks Markiplier for giving Daniel an opportunity to come out to LA and chase his dream.

“My wife’s, his 18 year old sister’s and my heart will never mend. We’ll never know why this happened. Things were really starting to gel after the short seven months Daniel moved from our home in South Carolina to LA to pursue his dreams thanks to you and the opportunity afforded by Mark Fischbach.

On Wednesday September 16th I sent Daniel a text telling him how excited I was for him that things are really looking good with the Markiplier / Cyndago collaboration, the other Cyndago activities and the music he was writing with his guitar (Daniel was a great guitar player). I ended the text asking him ‘Are you happy?’ I never heard back. An hour later I received a call from an LA ambulance asking me if I am the father of Daniel Kyre.

We sincerely thank you and Mark for the support and opportunities you gave Daniel. Everyone that came in contact with him loved him and was awed with his multiple talents. Our lives will never be the same. The world will never be the same.”

Since the announcement, an outpour of support has come out on social media for the loss of Daniel.


There is no set date for when Markiplier will return to YouTube. According to his official twitter, he will return “in time.”

Below is Cyndago’s last video where they went with Markiplier to the Salon to get their hair dyed, because Mark said he would if he raised more than two-hundred thousand dollars for charity. Our thoughts go out to Daniel’s family and loved ones.

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