Fans and followers of Gacha Talks, aka Richard Swigert, are devastated after learning about his death. The content creator’s friend, who had organized a GoFundMe page, revealed today that the YouTuber had passed away (September 20). 

Recently, Steffie Gregg’s death shocked fans as the Twitch streamer suddenly passed away at the young age of 26. It was revealed she passed away due to complications of COVID-19. 

What happened to Gacha Talks aka Richard Swigert?

Richard was hospitalized in September 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the GoFundMe campaign organized by his friend. 

The details of the fundraising campaign tell us that he was struggling with complications caused by the virus and breathed his last on Monday. 

Campaign organizer and Richard’s best friend Charles Naranjo revealed: “The lord has tasked me to give the most difficult news I’ve ever had to share in my life. My best friend Richard Swigert passed away this afternoon.”

He tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-August and had to go to the hospital “since he became extremely ill and was struggling to breathe.”

The description on GoFundMe also states that his lungs had taken “quite some damage” and he was fighting Pneumonia in both of his lungs along with a blood infection.

How was the YouTuber’s condition?

The GoFundMe for Richard further reveals he was on a ventilator and placed in an ICU. 

Charles noted that the doctors were trying to “lower the oxygen from the machine to see how well his lungs are performing on their own.”

On September 4, the nurse who was treating Richard said he “may not have COVID anymore”. However, at the time of writing, it is not confirmed if Richard tested negative for the virus when he passed away. 

The fundraiser has so far managed to collect over $16,000 as more and more people have come forward to make donations after learning about his demise. 

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Fans pay tribute 

Meanwhile, shocked fans took to Twitter to pay Richard a tribute. 

The content creator started his YouTube channel called Gacha Talks in March 2020. He primarily created content related to Dokkan battle and other Gacha games. 

One shocked fan wrote, “I love and I’ll miss you so very dearly @Gacha_talks. You made my days and nights so joyful. We lost you way too soon…”

Another wrote, “Rest In Peace, i know I didn’t know I’m personally but it was very obvious he was an amazing and genuine person. Definitely gone too soon…”

One fan of Richard’s added, “Rest In Peace to @Gacha_talks and I send my condolences to the family of his as a member of the Gacha community to see someone who spread joy and fun within Gacha games instead of hate to see someone die off of covid after being announced that he is doing better is sad rest easy”

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