The South Korean esports organisation T1 has announced that its League of Legends' COO, John Kim has unfortunately passed away at the age of 41 years old. Known for being "instrumental" in building up the T1 team, Kim was admitted to hospital on July 7, and passed on July 16. The team gave a statement on Twitter.
"It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our COO, John Kim. After being hospitalized on July 7 due to health issues, John passed away on July 16, 2021.
John has been instrumental in building T1, worked tirelessly for our players and staff and he will be missed dearly. While we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, we will also continue to celebrate his life and the time we had with him."