Is Ninja Dead? Fortnite Streamer Death By Ligma Says Twitter

Jesse Collins,

July 17, 2018 8:50 AM

Ninja isn't streaming, so he must have died, right?

Update (July 17): The man has spoken!

Popular Fortnite streamer and celebrity, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins posted not even half a day ago, isn't currently streaming, and is off radar for probably his own personal reasons. But, the Fortnite community and Twitter never sleep, so that must mean he's dead, right?

Last seen, Ninja tweeted that he was in LA with his wife, streaming on Tuesday and Wednesday, and attending the Espys.

But, that wasn't good enough for Twitter, now, is it? It never is. Pictures started popping up saying he was dead, which led to the community losing their minds over the missing player. Supposedly, he died of something called "ligma". Here's a sample of what can happen when you ignore your fanbase for half of a day because you may or may not have a life. How dare you have one of those, Ninja.

I'm not saying that he's dead, for sure. But, we do think Ninja should at least poke onto Twitter and say "STFU I'm alive" or "Let me take a nap without people thinking I'm dead" or something. Also, for some reason, people believed he had died of a fictional disease called "ligma". You should look this up on urban dictionary (at our NSFW warning), because you're all silly.

How do death hoaxes start? In the streaming world, it's when you're famous and decide to sleep in. Then again, this is the same guy that lost 40,000 followers on Twitch by attending the Celebrity Pro-Am at E3 and not streaming for a couple days. Ninja's fanbase is weird. So, is Ninja dead? Probably not. In the mean time, check out the Fortnite TV show hoax that is also going on right now.

(Editor's note: Here's a bit more on what happened, apparently. We're still baffled this went viral.)


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