The Classic Tetris World Championship Twitter also shared a heartfelt message to Neubauer, saying, “We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4. We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace.”
A GoFundMe has been created for Neubauer and reveals more of his life, including a funny story of how a misprint described him as a 60-year-old from Albacete, Spain.
“Jonas played along, tweeting his love for his newfound homeland,” The GoFundMe reads. “Soon, residents of the Spanish city started following him, cheering on their newest citizen. Eventually beloved citywide, the Mayor invited he and Heather to visit, bestowing Jonas with the Knife to the City (their incredible version of our “key to the city”).”
Neubauer is survived by his wife Heather Ito, his mom Sharry Neubauer, his brothers Jason and Justin, and his six nephews.
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