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! It’s like, I can still hear his voice…

Links to Central Park attack:

Blogging history

I started publishing on the Internet in 1996 on GeoCities and Tripod.

Here’s a succinct summary from my old website:

I wrote Diba, Diva? from August 1996 to August 1998 and then started writing a Journal via e-mail called Piglet until September 2000. I wrote another Journal called Right Whale Country until February 2002, and a blog at blue red orange until October 2003.

That paragraph is almost 20 years old, can you believe it? And so a rough timeline:

  • 1998 - Started public e-mail/newsgroup journals (I don’t know the exact date now because Yahoo deleted my account without warning or remedy)
  • 2002 - Started a blog on Blogger (February 25, 2002)
  • 2003 - Moved to Rickey.org domain (October 12, 2003)

Personal details

Pronouns: He/They


Rickey currently lives in New York City.

He is now forever sad as his dog 🐕 died recently after 12 years keeping him company. I love you baby girl! ❤️

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.