In her last video, Quxxn announced that she was “really really sick” and would be going in for surgery to get better. In the same video, she sounded optimistic, saying she would tweet to her fans throughout her hospital stay. Unfortunately, Quxxn wasn’t able to do so, as she had some complications from her surgery. Her cousin Meia announced on Twitter that she would not state what the surgery was for, but did post updates while Quxxn was unconscious. On the 14th of July, Meia wrote: “she is still open so the surgeon can make sure there’s no infections.” She also noted that they were keeping Quxxn heavily sedated in a coma-like state. On the 19th of July, it was revealed that she was no longer being heavily sedated, but her “temperature is 102 [degrees Fahrenheit].”
On Sunday the 21st of July 2013 in the afternoon, Quxxn passed away. A tweet from Meia on the 22nd said “There is and will ONLY be one Quxxn.” The tweet has been retweeted 734 times at the time of writing, as well as favourite 716 times.
Tributes from fellow simmers have popped up on YouTube, from friends and strangers. It just goes to show how one person can have such an impact on so many people’s lives. One simmer went on to create some Quxxn shirts for Sims in honour of her memory.
Here are some comments made by YouTube users:
“She was the person who inspired me to start my YouTube journey in the first place.” – JimmyChill03
“Watching her videos kind of gave me reassurance that I can do this [create Let’s Play’s]” – XUrban SimsX
“I will miss her and always remember her.” – MultiFirePrincess
“She will NEVER be forgotten.” – bethagethebrilliant
“Long live the Quxxn.” – BeatlesManiacArmy
Some of the best tributes made were by Simming legends like Quxxn, such as her friend James, who is best known as Flabiliki or TheSimSupply. In his tribute video, titled “Quxxn – Friend, Inspiration, Idol”, he is near tears as he relays the sad news of her death. YouTube user Chrillsims3 is struggling not to cry in his tribute video, speaking from the heart and saying “I loved her Let’s Play’s and I loved her as a friend”. YouTube and Simming legend Curtis Paradis proposed Quxxn Day, a day to remember Quxxn, watch her videos, and remember the happy person that she was.
Quxxn’s motto: Live beyond cloud nine. Well, she certainly will be.
Rest In Peace Quxxn, you will be forever missed, and forever loved.