R6 Siege Caster and Streamer KiXSTAr Passes Away
As a member of the Pro League casting crew, Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley was a warm and familiar face that would greet and entertain viewers tuning in to watch competitive R6 Siege. Unfortunately, Stockley will not be greeting viewers for the next broadcast of the North American Rainbow 6 Pro League event due to his unfortunate passing.
Stockley Family Statement Regarding KiXSTAr’s Passing
According to a statement made by KiXSTAr’s family and shared by fellow casting crew member Parker “INTERRO” Mackay on Twitter, Stockley passed away October 11th. He was well-beloved by the R6 community, something that was appreciated deeply by Stockley’s mother.
Stockley entered professional R6 Siege with Team Orbit in 2016. He would transition to casting later that year, with his first broadcast being Season 2 of the inaugural year of R6 Pro League. Stockley would become a familiar face to many tuning into North American R6 Siege events, and would cast 2021’s Six Invitational and Six Major: Mexico.
According to Mackay, Stockley passed away in a sudden car accident on Monday that resulted in no other injury. Members of the R6 community and greater esports industry have reached out to Mackay to offer their condolences, as evidenced in the replies to his original tweet.
In respect for Stockley’s passing, the scheduled North American League playday and broadcast have been postponed, according to a tweet made from the official R6 Esports Twitter account. So far, no other broadcast date has been announced.
Fans of Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley are encouraged to make donations to a local food bank in respect of his passing, according to Stockley’s family. For those looking to donate either their time or food to families in need, the “find-a-food bank” feature of the Feeding America website can help users find a local food bank that’s accepting donations or volunteers.