Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a Call of Duty pro player, dies at 21. Florida Mutineers, 100Thieves, and others pay tribute. It’s a devastating day for the eSports world and the entire video gaming industry as Maurice “F3rocity” Henriquez, otherwise called Fero, has reportedly died at just 21 years old.
It’s always saddening to see someone die so young. However, life is indeed uncertain and no one knows when the clock would stop running. Unfortunately, Fero’s time has come. Last week, November 10, news came out that professional Call of Duty player Fero has passed away.
The news hastily spread like wildfire across the gaming community and the internet which gathered pros and fans alike to mourn the passing of the young professional player. In a tweet posted on the official Twitter account of Fero, the family of the deceased player confirmed his death saying:
This is Maurice's, aka F3ro, family. We are saddened to announce his passing. We would like to state that he did not take his own life and he was not battling depression. We appreciate everyone's love and support. We would also appreciate privacy at this time.
— jay (@f3rocitys) November 11, 2020
His family had to point out that Fero did not commit suicide and died of natural causes. This comes after a family member had falsely declared that the 21-year old pro player had undergone depression and took his life. Based on the statement of Fero’s family, he suffered a series of heart attacks which resulted in his death.
Upon his passing, his fans and fellow players quickly took to social media to speak their heartbreak and sorrow. Nick “Nadeshot” Haag, the head of 100Thieves where the deceased player shortly worked with, said he was depressed and was at loss for words with Fero’s death.
Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff, commented on the late Call of Duty pro player’s world-class skills revealing that while they weren’t that close, they never lost a match every time they played together as a team.
— Florida Mutineers #f3f3 (@Mutineers) November 11, 2020
The Florida Mutineers and the rest of the Call of Duty League also paid tribute to Fero. It is worth noting that the late pro player won three CDL Home Series championship with the Florida Mutineers. It’s also the organization where Fero discovered the most of his success.
It was also through the Florida Mutineers that the Henriquez family that Fero did not commit suicide. Fero started his career back in 2014 when he was invited to join Denial eSports. He then went on to team up with Team Kaliber, 100Thieves, Team Envy, and lastly the Florida Mutineers.
Certainly, the Call of Duty gaming community will forever remember the skills brought by Maurice “Fero” Henriquez.