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Call Of Duty Community In Mourning Over Death Of Legend

by : Ewan Moore on : 04 Oct 2016 15:03
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Beloved Call of Duty pro gamer Phillip “Phizzurp” Klemenov has tragically died, his team H2K has confirmed.

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According to a number of online reports from the US, the 23-year-old was caught in a car accident in Aurora, Colorado.

His girlfriend, Adrianna shared the tragic news over Twitter. Adrianna was also in the car at the time – so please be aware that the video below is genuinely upsetting stuff.

https://twitter.com/adriannalemuss/status/782612317896712196

Following the news, a number of gamers -predominately from the Call of Duty community of course – have taken to Twitter to share their support and and pay respects to Klemenov.

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The exact circumstances around the accident are yet to be confirmed by police, though reports suggest that Klemenov died in hospital, while another passenger -believed to be a friend of Klemenov – died at the scene.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page created by a friend to raise money for Klemenov’s funeral costs has already amassed nearly $17,000 (around £13,000).

Tyler Johnson, who created the page, wrote:

Phill was a passionate player, streamer, and even a better friend. He was one of the most genuinely nice people I have ever encountered. He was always willing to help any of his friends without thinking twice.

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Klemenov was well respected and liked by the community for his strategy and veteran status – his victory in 2011 with Team FeaR being one notable example.

Our thoughts are with Klemenov’s friends and family at this difficult time.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming, Sensitive

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