Call of Duty Community Shows Mass Support for Fero Following His Death
Maurice “Fero” Henriquez of the Florida Mutineers passed away on Nov. 10, due to multiple heart attacks. His team confirmed the news around 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
“The Mutineers family sadly confirms today the sudden passing of Maurice “Fero” Henriquez from multiple heart attacks,” the team wrote in a Twitter announcement. “At his family’s request, report that his tragic death was not ruled a suicide. This is an unfathomable loss for his family, friends, and our Florida Mutineers team. He will be greatly missed everyday.”
The aforementioned suicide report was circulated on social media by Fero’s friend Demisxxual on Twitter.
“I’m saddened to say that we lost the beautiful sweet soul,” she said on Twitter. “Maurice Henriquez was battling with depressing and took his own life and passed away today. Tell your family you love them every day. If someone ever comes to you about their sadness, please get them help.”
His family denies that report, and stated much the opposite, which has caused some confusion on the situation on social media.
“We would like to state that he did not take his own life and he was not battling depression,” his family said on Fero’s Twitter account. “We appreciate everyone’s love and support. We would also appreciate privacy at this time.”
Outpouring of Community Love for Fero
The Call of Duty community was quick to send their love to Fero’s family following his death, as well as express memories about the Call of Duty pro.
“We lost an amazing person today,” Call of Duty analyst for the Mutineers Atura said. “One of the most genuine people if not one of the realest people I’ve met in my life. One thing about Jay was he wasn’t afraid to say things how he sees it, on the simplest of terms. He was a really good kid. He meant well, he went out of his way to help everyone and anyone. A lot of people don’t know behind the scenes some of the things that went on with his family. The amount of respect I had for him was through the roof. That kid dealt with so much growing up man, a lot of things. The fact that he’s gone is almost too much to swallow for me. We used to talk almost every night since we scrimmed six times a week. Every night we would scrim until 7 or 8, we would talk about scenarios we could get better in. Him and I would be in a call til 3 AM talking about ways to improve or talking about life and what we wanted to do. He wanted to be a millionaire in a couple of years – that wasn’t that far fetched. That kid was very close, I can’t believe we lost him. He worked his ass off to get where he was. He was kicked out of the scene, came back through challengers, then made it on our team and four events he was a part of. No one will ever get close to a mark like that. I just wanted to say Rest in Peace Jay. It’s a shame that I won’t be able to coach you this year. I was really looking forward to it, but I know you’re doing well up there.”
That sentiment was echoed by many around the Call of Duty community, as seen in the below tweets.
Fero was only 21 years old at the time of his passing.