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Siege caster Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley dead at 24

Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley, a fixture of Rainbow Six esports, has died at age 24.
Siege caster Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley dead at 24
Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley, a Rainbow Six: Siege caster and former player, has died at the age of 24, his family have confirmed.

A statement from his family was posted on fellow esports commentator, Parker "Interro" Mackay's Twitter account on the morning of 13th October.

Remembering Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley

Michael "KiXSTAr" Stockley was one of the most popular casters in the Rainbow Six: Siege community, beloved by both viewers and his fellow casters.

Parker "Interro" Mackay, one of the biggest R6S casters, had this to say about KiXSTAr: "I lost a best friend, a brother, and a coworker. I'm beyond heartbroken. I love you Michael and I'll miss you so much."

KiXSTAr pro player
KiXSTAr during his time as a pro player. (Picture: ESL)

Prior to his career as a caster, Michael competed at a professional level in Rainbow Six: Siege, lifting several Pro League titles in North America and playing major tournaments before taking up the mic.

His talent was recognised in 2020 when he won the “Esports Colour Caster of the Year” award at the 2020 Esports Awards and was nominated for the same award in 2021.

KiXSTAr Esports Awards 2020
KiXSTAr won the award Esports Color Caster of the Year at the Esports Awards 2020. (Picture: Esports Awards)

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