Famous World of Warcraft South Park Cosplayer and member of the Blizzard fan community Jarod Nandin has died recently.
The one to break the news to the rest of the gaming community was BlizzCon Host Michele Morrow who met and befriended Nandin way back in 2013. She revealed that he died due to COVID-19.
Here’s Morrow’s full statement:
Today the @warcraft and greater @blizzard community lost one of it’s sweetest souls to Covid-19. I met Jarod in 2013 when I asked to take a photo with him and stupidly grabbed -and broke- the Rockstar energy drink glued to his desk. I was mortified and Jarod couldn’t stop laughing. I felt awful but he gave me a hug and we became friends. In 2014, my first year hosting the convention, we met up and recreated the moment we first met. Jarod had a fantastic sense of humor and was an advocate for cosplayers, body acceptance and positivity. I always enjoyed seeing him online and at conventions throughout the years….Jarod was one of the fucking best. It’s not fair. Rest In Peace Jarod, you beautiful soul. Blizzcon won’t be the same without YOU. Thank you for making an impact on my life and so many others. Tonight we raise our thumb drives of “The Sword of a Thousand Truths” in your honor. We will never forget you.
Nandin was famous for his portrayal of the character “That Which Has No Life” in cartoon South Park in the World of Warcraft episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft.”
The Blizzard community is now mourning his loss and posting photos of them holding up their “Sword of a Thousand Truths,” which is a reference from the same episode.