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Robert Krakoff, a co-founder and former gaming president, sadly passed away at the age of 81. The gaming community is curious regarding Robert Krakoff’s cause of death.

The company took to Twitter to announce the sad news. They wrote that they were deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Robert Krakoff.

The Company also added that Robert’s relentless drive and love for gaming lives on and inspired all of them. Krakoff was the co-founder along with the former president of one of the 1st gaming hardware companies called Razer.

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He was also known as the pioneer of the gaming mouse. In 1999, Robert was responsible for that mouse called the Razer Boomslang and it kickstarted the journey of his new startup idea and built up the foundation for the huge gaming industry.

Krakoff went forward to promote his mouse in 2022 with the help of professional gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. Wendel signed a sponsorship deal with Krakoff’s razer before the term esports got introduced. 

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What was Robert Krakoff’s Cause of Death?

Robert Krakoff’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time. Just because Robert was not a famous person in the world of media, his passing news also came a bit later on the Internet and social media.

Several sources have reported that Robert died due to a health condition he was coping with for years. He and his wife used to have a vlog for health knowledge and fitness knowledge.

It is also said that the pair also wrote a book about health and fitness. Krakoff was having medicines for improvement in his health condition and was having the disorder for some time.

Robert Krakoff's Death was Confirmed

According to several sources, the medications didn’t quite catch up to the man’s body and he passed away all of a sudden. His sudden death affected his friends and family.

He was the CEO of Razer back in the late 90s and early 2000s. According to reports, Robert’s net worth will not be the same as the ones who have started their career after the 2010s.

American game developer, Tim Sweeney, has around $10 billion worth, so Krakoff might not be near Tim due to obstacles he faced in the initial phase of his career but he has certainly amassed a noteworthy wealth.

Almost everyone is paying touching tributes to Robert while sending their deepest condolences to his family so that, they could get the strength to bear the pain of tragic loss.

The entire Twitter has been flooded with heartfelt messages as Krakoff’s friends and fans are expressing their sadness.

One Twitter user wrote: “The industry lost a visionary today and I lost a mentor and friend. I owe my career and the foundational bedrock of my knowledge to this man, Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff. He was an amazingly kind person. He was the father of gaming hardware and will be missed by all who knew him.”

“RIP Robert Krakoff. I was fortunate to have been a part of Razer in the early years when he was still more present at the company and participated regularly in our Gaming events. Fans would recognize him and, come over just to say hi and to talk,” Junch tweeted.

Kevin Hitt said on Twitter: “Just heard about the passing of Robert ‘Razerguy’ Krakoff. Thinking about his family and the @Razer community this morning. #RIP.”


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