Jarod Nandin, "The South Park Guy" Cosplayer, Has Died

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Jarod Nandin, a World of Warcraft player and cosplayer best known for his depiction of South Park’s Jenkins, has died after complications from Covid.

Nandin took the internet by storm back in 2013 with his perfect recreation of the character, and even made an appearance on stage at that year’s BlizzCon.

Jarod announced back in December that he had contracted Covid, and on December 28 had developed breathing complications.

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A friend of Nandin has started a fundraising page so that “his mom never, ever has to worry about any out of pocket expenses.”

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Jester David

I briefly thought about making a sarcastic comment about his weight/ health and the “surprise” of him dying.
But that seems tasteless. He was a human being who left friends and family behind. People will mourn him. I’m sorry I even considered the joke for a second. And I hope no one else is “that person.”

My condolences to his loved ones.