Rickey Yaneza

Rickey Yaneza is the writer of this blog Rickey.org. He occasionally streams on Twitch as Rickeybot and posts on Twitter as @rickey.

He’s been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, MTV News, The Washington Post, Crain’s New York Business, YouTube, Reddit and Wikipedia.

Is Rickey Yaneza still alive?


There is a video on popular social media app TikTok which says that Rickey Yaneza died when he was mugged in Central Park while streaming Pokémon GO in September 2016. That’s not true. He’s still alive as of 2022. In fact, he’s very active on TikTok as @rickeybot.

Fly high king! We miss you!

Blogging history

  • 1998 - Started public e-mail/newsgroup journals
  • 2001 - Started a “blog”
  • 2003 - Moved to Rickey.org domain

Personal details

Pronouns: He/They


Rickey currently lives in New York City with his dog CJ 🐕 a female Vizsla. She loves to run around Central Park off-leash in the mornings.

Internet socials

The best way to contact me is via e-mail or Instagram. I am active on TikTok.

On Twitter: @rickey

Via e-mail: rickey at rickey dot org

On Instagram: rickey.tv

On YouTube: RickeyTV

On TikTok: @rickeybot


I just want to continue to live a simple life and be happy.