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World of Warcraft 'South Park' Cosplayer Jarod Nandin Passes Away from COVID-19 Complications

Our deepest condolences to his family

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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COVID-19 continues to devastate as it takes another member from the gaming community. Jarod Nandin, the World of Warcraft cosplayer who portrayed The Griefer from South Park’s Make Love Not Warcraft episode, passed away recently from COVID complications.

Fans may know Jarod Nandin from BlizzCon 2013 when he expertly portrayed The Griefer character. His t-shirt, classes, keyboard, detritus on his desk, and more were on full display. He even shaved his head to convey the balding Griefer. You can catch the epic moment below:

Jarod had even previously tweeted on December 19 that his condition was appearing to improve. Sadly, soon after, he passed away.

The official World of Warcraft Twitter account Tweeted their condolences yesterday:

Some fans in their replies are requesting Jarod be memorialized in the game through an NPC. We here at MMORPG.com send our heartfelt condolences to Jarod’s family, and to all those touched in the community by his presence over the years.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.