Thursday, January 9, 2014

NorCal Tekken player Patrick Collins dies, memorial fund open

The fighting game community has been hit with another tragedy. Longtime Northern California Tekken player, Patrick "ILOVEYOURMOM" Collins has died.

Another untimely death has rattled the fighting game community.

The NorCal Tekken Facebook group has confirmed that Patrick Collins died early this week from a sickle cell attack. Collins was known in the Tekken scene as, "ILOVEYOURMOM." He leaves behind a wife and two kids.

A memorial fund has been opened through PayPal. Those who would like to donate can do so by clicking here.

Community and sponsorship manager at Mad Catz, Mark "MarkMan" Julio went on his Facebook account to leave some kind words for Collins.

"A good man, father & husband has passed away. RIP NorCal's Patrick Collins aka ILOVEYOURMOM. He was a great TEKKEN community member. I played & lost to Patrick (ILOVEYOURMOM) in the grand finals of an E3 Tekken tournament. He was too humble & generous. RIP homie."