Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a professional Call of Duty player who played for the Florida Mutineers of the CDL, passed away at the age of 21 due to “multiple heart attacks” according to the organization and his family. The sorrowful news broke late Tuesday night on Twitter.
“The Mutineers Family sadly confirms today the sudden passing of Maurice “Fero” Henriquez from multiple heart attacks,” the statement read. “At his family’s request we report that his tragic death was not ruled a suicide. This is an unfathomable loss for his family, friends and our Florida Mutineers Team. He will be greatly missed everyday.”
His family also put out a statement through his Twitter account to clarify the situation. “This is Maurice’s aka F3ro, family,” the Tweet said. “We are saddened to announce his passing. We would like to state that he did not take his own life and he was not battling depression. We appreciate everyone’s love and support. We would also appreciate privacy at this time.”
Henriquez was loved by the Cod Community, where he has excelled as a professional player and as a beloved friend to many in the community. His professional career started with a stint at Denial in 2014. But he was known as one of the best up and coming SnD stars before he joined Ground Zero in 2017. In his rookie season in 2018, he was stellar, placing second at Cod Champs with Team Kaliber. In 2019, he was a part of a Florida Mutineers team that won three championships throughout the CDL season.
“The Call of Duty League is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Maurice “Fero” Henriquez,” the CDL said in a statement. “His absence will be felt throughout the league and the entire Call of Duty Esports community. Our hearts go out to all of Fero’s fans and loved ones.”
This article will be updated as more information releases about the situation.
Rest in peace Maurice