Dillon the Hacker, born October 14, 1998, was an American YouTube star. He lived with his mom while his father worked on an offshore oil rig. Dillon joined Youtube in 2014, where he began posting vlogs. His videos, primarily a satirical take on other YouTuber users, garnered plenty of attention and controversy. He mainly targeted PewDiePie in his vlogs, and this is what got him so many followers. Today marks the day this star was born, let us help you celebrate his special day right here.
Griffin Alexander Klaus
Dillon the Hacker
October 14, 1998
July 28, 2019 (age 20)
Dillon the Hacker, left a huge hole in the social media sphere by his untimely passing in 2019. A famous YouTuber reviled for his more than 100 ranting videos about his adversaries and hacking achievements, Dillon made a huge impact on Gen. Z. Dillon was born as Griffin Alexander Klaus on October 14, 1998, in Covington, Louisiana. His zodiac sign was Libra and he was American. He was the son of Billy Jr. and Kayla Klaus, and he was one of three children.
The teen made his YouTube debut in 2014, with his first video gaining more than 111,000 views within the first week it was uploaded. Known for his controversial views, his subscriber and hacking wars with other prolific YouTube stars, and being a Donald Trump supporter, Dillon captivated global audiences. His sudden passing in 2019 was a shock for his fans and peers. A self-proclaimed rebel, Dillon was a talent taken too soon.
Dillon is mentioned on his friend B.G. Kumi’s YouTube as a hacker.
Dillon launches his YouTube channel with his first video, taking a hostile stand against fellow YouTube PewDiePie.
Dillon's channel was shut down after his increasingly hateful videos about PewDiePie and hacking PewDiePie’s channel.
The reconciliation ended when a trip to celebrate PewDiePie’s birthday went awry and they went back to being frenemies.
A month after his passing in July 2019, B.G. Kumbi and PewDiePie lead tributes to the fallen YouTube star.
Why We Love Dillon the Hacker
He respected and appreciated his trolls
Dillon commended the YouTube users brave enough to stand up to him for trolling others. He admired their courage.
He was funny
Most of his vlogs had a unique type of humor to them. Fans enjoyed watching his videos.
Dillon was entertaining
He thought very highly of himself even claiming that he graduated from school in grade two. He also claimed that a good Nickname for him would be god.
5 Surprising Facts
His parents didn’t know about his channel
With his father working away on oil rigs and his mom not being technologically savvy, neither of them were aware of their son’s growing fame.
He was a baby genius
According to an interview he did with dailydot.com, Dillon began coding and hacking at age two.
He was beloved by many
In the wake of his death, many of his peers and friends said Dillon was a funny, creative genius whom they all loved dearly.
He was one of three children
Dillon was very skilled at hiding his true identity, even using a false name and birthdate so it’s surprising to know that he had a brother and sister.
He was a huge Ben Savage fan
Until just before his death in 2019, Dillon would live tweet his Boy Meets World viewing and regularly post photos of actor Ben Savage.
Dillon the Hacker FAQs
How did Dillon the Hacker die?
At the time of his death in 2019, his family did not elaborate on the cause of death. However, his ex-best friend B.G. Kumbi alluded to the fact it was a suicide in a tweet.
What is Dillon the Hacker’s real name?
He was born Griffin Alexander Klaus but preferred to use his fictional name Dillon Prescott Henderson.
How old was Dillon when he passed?
He was 20 years old.
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