Jarod Nandin, who was known by fans as “The South Park Guy” cosplayer has died due to COVID-19. As reported by Wowhead, Nandin, who was known by the World of Warcraft community as NWBZPWNR, has passed away after contracting COVID-19. Nandin revealed his initial condition with friends and family on Twitter on December 18th, and after officially testing positive a few days later, he unfortunately passed. Nandin is known by many in the World of Warcraft community for faithfully recreating one of the most notorious jokes in South Park history.
Making big waves during BlizzCon 2013, Nandin cosplayed as the World of Warcraft gamer (“That Which Has No Life”) that was getting far too strong for the game in the South Park Season 10 episode, “Make Love, Not Warcraft.” Not only cheating in certain aspects and getting aggressive toward new players, South Park capped it off with the look at the real life version of the player — who sat in a chair in front of his computer.
— Wowhead (@Wowhead) January 4, 2021
Nandin actually struck a chord with each World of Warcraft and South Park followers alike as he arrived at BlizzCon 2013 in a cosplay utterly reflecting this joke character. Nandin nailed the look a lot, he shortly took off with followers and have become the de-facto “South Park Guy” for a lot of as he would go as far to shave the highest of his head to finish the ridiculous look. Because whereas it may need been a manner for South Park to poke enjoyable, Nandin took it to the following stage and reclaimed the look in a hilarious new manner.
ComicBook.com provides our condolences to Jarod Nandin’s household, mates, and family members at the moment. Members of the World of Warcraft and cosplay group additionally shared their tributes:
Jarod Nandin was interview by @lizohanesian for the LA Weekly again in 2014 the place he talks about his cosplay
“I thought if I took that character and made him human, meaning if I portrayed him, it would just be hilarious…” https://t.co/tuzhYFhjPM
— Cosplay in America (@cosplayamerica) January 3, 2021
The Blizzcon Cosplay group misplaced a good friend to Covid as we speak. Jarod Nandin was finest recognized for his cosplay of The Warcraft South Park Guy however he was additionally an advocate for cosplay positivity and inspired folks to cosplay no matter they need. He might be missed. pic.twitter.com/kDxcL8darY
— 🌟Little Sparkz🌟 (@LittleSparkzLFG) January 3, 2021
Today the @Warcraft & larger @Blizzard_Ent group misplaced one of it’s sweetest souls to Covid. Jarod Nandin aka @JarodNWBZPWNR was finest recognized by his well-known Blizzcon cosplay “That Which Has No Life” from the @SouthPark ep “Make Love Not Warcraft”… (cont) https://t.co/LGCWKUWD1R pic.twitter.com/Mx63iS4ivG
— Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow) January 3, 2021
rip to Jarod Nandin, a World of Warcraft and South Park icon, who misplaced his life to covid. might he roam Azeroth endlessly pic.twitter.com/zoH5Hk9bu7
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021