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 Gamer's funeral live-streamed on Twitch TV

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Date posted: 11/10/2016

The funeral of a 24-year-old professional video gamer from the US who was killed in a car crash has been streamed on live video gaming platform Twitch.

The nine-minute video is still viewable on Phillip Klemenov's Twitch channel and has been watched more than 30,000 times.

Mr Klemenov, known as Phizzurp, died on the 2nd of October 2016.

"Twitch may not seem the ideal platform for this kind of event, given its chat system's reputation," wrote Luke Plunkett on gaming website Kotaku.

"But the sections I saw - and to be honest, I only saw a little because I was uncomfortable 'peeking in' on the funeral of a person I did not know - were full of fans remembering the impact Klemenov had on their lives and leaving comments of genuine thanks and respect."

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