For anyone who has a strong interest in gaming, you've probably heard of the YouTuber Mark Fischbach, better known by his online moniker markiplier. The popular gamer has managed to carve out a massive following thanks to his videos of him and friends playing and commenting on video games. He's also been able to do quite a bit of charity work through his channel as well.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel on Sunday, Fischbach spoke about the recent loss of his niece Miranda. The teen died in a car accident, and it was clear that the news hit the video gamer hard. He fought back tears as he explained to his 20 million viewers what had happened.
Markiplier, who is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, started his channel in 2012. He soon became a huge success and was able to create a large following of gamers that looked up to him. Since then, he's built up a multi-million dollar fortune. He's even released a few live tours, and has two YouTube original series. He's also gotten involved with a few other ventures as well, such as a clothing line and a podcast.
He's also been able to do some charity work with his channel, and has raised over $3,000,000 for various causes. Despite all this, tragedy struck his family recently when his niece Miranda passed away in a car accident. He's now taking a break from the platform to mourn her death.