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Who was Maurice 'Fero' Henriquez? Esports community mourns the tragic death of 21-year-old Call of Duty star

The gaming organization 100 Thieves tweeted, 'We're so sad & heartbroken. You are one of the kindest hearts we have ever met. Rest in peace'
UPDATED NOV 11, 2020
Maurice 'F3ro' Henriquez (Getty Images)
Maurice 'F3ro' Henriquez (Getty Images)

It was a sad day for the gaming community and fans, especially the Call of Duty community, as professional Call of Duty player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez died. He was 21 years old. After reports surrounding the young gamer's death began to come out, a supposed family member of Fero confirmed the news in a tweet from his official account, and also rubbished rumors that the death was by suicide, due to depression. The Florida Mutineers tweeted that the family said he had died from “multiple heart attacks.”

According to, a family member tweeted, “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.” 



A report in Dot Esports states that after becoming eligible to play on the Call of Duty World League circuit in 2017, Henriquez was one of the most talented players in the world. In his rookie season, he helped Team Kaliber win the CWL Pro League Stage Two Playoffs and finish second at the subsequent CWL Championship in August 2018. He had played for 100 Thieves and Team Envy during the Black Ops 4 season and was one of the first mid-series substitutes in CoD history when he filled in for 100T at CWL Fort Worth in March 2019, says the report.

During the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League, the player began the season in the Challengers Circuit. He was signed by the Florida Mutineers in March. He and Florida won three Home Series events in 2020. They concluded the season with a top-eight finish in the $4.6 million CDL Championship, as per Dot Esports.

After the news, tributes poured in on Twitter.  The Los Angeles Guerrillas wrote: “The Los Angeles Guerrillas are incredibly saddened by the tragic loss of Maurice "Fero" Henriquez. He was greatly beloved and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his loved ones. #f3f3” The 100 Thieves tweeted, “We're so sad & heartbroken. You are one of the kindest hearts we have ever met. Rest in peace. @f3rocitys #f3f3” A user wrote: “#F3F3 R.I.P use to watch this guy shred on call of duty everytime I watch his team play.” Another said, “It was just incredible of what Fero has done, He was an awesome person and really talented with the controller May you rest in peace man, You will be really missed by all your fans, Family, And Friends #F3F3” One user tweeted, “This is terrible news & the Call Of Duty community truly lost one of their own. The bit of time that I spoke with Fero before CWL Miami, i only had positive vibes & witnessed a driven passion to be the best. He was an amazing talent and he will be missed R.I.P @f3rocitys #f3f3.” A user stated, “So sad for #F3F3 , his family and friends, prayers to all of them. Man, I'm at a loss for words.. it makes you really think.”