Cosplay is highly praised in the gaming community. This shared interest often brings many people together, as was the case with Jarod Nandin, a World of Warcraft cosplayer.
Even though many World of Warcraft cosplayers have managed to make a name for themselves with extraordinary costumes, Nandin, through his creativity, held a special spot in the community. This is why many fans were shocked to learn that he passed away recently.
At the end of December, Nandin was rushed to the hospital, as he was found to be positive for COVID-19. He kept his fans updated about his health condition ever since. However, a few days ago, his friends, as well as Michele Morrow , host of BlizzCon , confirmed his death.
Nandin became known in the World of Warcraft community in 2013 when he participated in a cosplay contest at BlizzCon dressed as “the guy with no real life”, reference to the famous episode of South Park, where a gang fights against Jenkins. In fact, we later saw him in a Blizzard documentary that talked about all the positive impact WoW had on his life.
The official World of Warcraft Twitter account expressed its condolences to Nandin’s family, friends and fans.
We’re sad to hear the news of Jarod Nandin passing. His kindness and passion helped shape the cosplay community for the better.— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) January 4, 2021
We extend our sincerest condolences to Jarod’s family, friends, and fans.
Beyond his cosplay skills, Nandon was also known for other things among the community. Many of his friends and fans expressed their condolences on social media, also sharing their favorite memories they had of him.
The World of Warcraft and cosplay community lost a legend, but at least we know he will be remembered for years to come.