John “TotalBiscuit” Bain passes away

John “TotalBiscuit” Bain passes away

Most PC gamers will have come across John Bain’s work in gaming at some point whether it was through his videos, eSports, the popular “WTF is…” series, or simply seeing the nameĀ TotalBiscuit. After a four year battle with cancer, John has sadly passed away today.

His wife Genna Bain posted the news this evening on Twitter via her Twitter account and also the @TotalBuscuit account.

Whether you enjoyed John’s work as a critic or not, he helped a lot of gamers when it came to finding great PC games and was often outspoken on numerous industry topics. Earlier this month he decided it was time to retire as a game critic after his cancer had spread. He wanted to spend as much time with his family as possible and concentrate on playing co-op games with his wife Genna and the Co-Optional podcast.

In his final public post on his ailing health, he wrapped up by adding, “It’s been a privilege, thank you all for letting me into your life and do something so important as to have an impact on how you spend your hard-earned money.”

John’s life has been tragically cut short at the age of 33 and he was a big personality that will be sorely missed by many gamers.


Paul Younger

Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

  • Paul Younger

    Such a shame this, he really did do a lot to help push PC gaming and he was one of the few Youtubers who could put together solid video analysis of games. A real loss.

  • Teddy

    Shocking, I hoped he had longer after reading his last public announcement but unfortunately not.

    He will be missed. RIP

  • CobraA1

    I had a lot of respect for him – he always spoke his mind and did his best to uphold his integrity.

    He will be missed. RIP.

  • Elly Davis

    Although I knew it was coming it’s still very sad now it’s happened. His honesty is a loss to the gaming community.

  • rochyroch

    Sad news,
    I liked TotalBiscuit.

  • Michael Andersen

    RIP TB, Will miss you!