R. I. P. Chris Taylor.
Please consider donating: https://donorbox.org/chris
Undertale is one of our favourite tracks from the Undertale soundtrack, so we think it is very fitting that it was chosen to honour a fan of the game.
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The full email which appears in the video is below:
“Good evening, Samuel and Andrew,
I am writing this email on behalf of a circle of friends, to ask if the two of you accepted commissions for piano pieces on your channel.
Just yesterday, we lost a very dear friend named Chris Taylor to osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Chris had, in the past, been deemed a cancer survivor three times, fighting every day’s battles with a smile on his face, but the fourth diagnosis was unfortunately a terminal one. When the news came, Chris informed us that he only had at most a few months left to live, and we wanted to make sure his last moments were some of his best, including a campaign we started on Twitter to have Nintendo of Canada let Chris play a demo version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, when he feared that he wouldn’t live to see the game’s release in December.
Chris’ wish drew together thousands of supporters across Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, and other social media services, and it all came true on Friday, September 21. He died peacefully just 4 days later, at only 21 years of age, but his story has left a clear impact on the internet, with outlets as large as the BBC reporting on his story.
If it is indeed possible, we wanted to commission a cover of the song “Undertale” from Undertale as a memorial to Chris. Undertale was one of his favourite games, one that left a lasting impact on his view of life, and we felt that that particular song would be appropriate to honour his life and legacy, both to those of us who knew Chris personally, and to those who came to know him within the final week of his life and were struck by his determination to keep going until the very end.
Even if this request is not doable, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this.
Sam Arbour (@KitsuneHawk)”
We are sorry for your loss, and wish you and all of Chris’ friends the very best moving forward. -Samuel & Andrew