Joseph Robert Wilson obituary, Tributes pour in as Mitten Squad

Reports circulating about the passing of the renowned YouTube content creator Joseph Wilson, popularly known as Mitten Squad, have surfaced on social media. The news gained widespread attention after an obituary from Molnar Funeral Home was widely shared within the gaming community. Wilson, who had been struggling with alcohol-induced pancreatitis, received an outpouring of tributes and condolences as fans mourned his untimely death.

Boasting over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, Mitten Squad gained fame for his creative content primarily focused on Bethesda games, particularly Skyrim and Fallout. His videos resonated with the gaming community, and memorial Discord channels emerged following the circulation of his obituary on his official Discord server.

Identifying himself as Paul to his viewers, Joseph Wilson initially began creating general video game content in 2014, featuring various top-ten lists. Over time, he evolved his content style, ultimately finding success with challenging playthroughs of Bethesda games.

From challenging speed runs to completing games without taking damage, Mitten Squad’s innovative Skyrim and Fallout videos garnered a significant following within the Bethesda gaming community. His deadpan and impassive delivery style resonated with viewers, contributing to his impressive subscriber count, reaching nearly one and a half million at the time of his passing.

His YouTube channel accumulated a combined view count of approximately 399 million, with the most popular video, “Can You Beat Fallout 4 With Only Legendary Weapons?” from 2019, amassing over nine million views at the time of this writing.

The news of his unfortunate demise at the age of 27 follows an earlier incident where he shared a picture from a hospital bed, sparking concerns about his health among fans. Notably, the YouTuber had revealed the gravity of his health condition at that time, acknowledging the possibility of a life-threatening situation.

As previously disclosed, Mitten Squad openly discussed his struggle with alcohol addiction. In May of this year, he revealed a diagnosis of pancreatitis due to excessive drinking, describing the pain associated with the ailment as “indescribable.” In a subsequent health update last month, he addressed fans’ concerns and shared his commitment to overcoming alcohol addiction. Tragically, fate took an unexpected turn, marking the end of a prolific content creator’s journey.

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