• Lizzy Winkle was a popular Roblox artist, mostly focused on playing and contributing to the Roblox video game “Royale High”
• She died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November 2019
• Her real name was Yin Yin Benzula
• She was active on Instagram and followed by over 50,000 people on Twitter
• Numerous memorials were created in her honor, including Roblox game “In Loving Memory of Lizzy_Winkle” and the Roblox game “Royale High”
Who was Lizzy Winkle?
Lizzy_Winkle was born in the USA on 17 October 2004 – her zodiac sign was Libra, and she held both Filipino and American nationality. She was a Roblox artist, mostly focused on playing and contributing to the Roblox video game “Royale High”; Lizzy_Winkle was that popular in the game, that the creators invented her own badge, which players would receive upon meeting her in-game. She created many items in the game, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the Wild Roses Wings, Assorted Flower Crown and Star Scepter.
Lizzy_Winkle also created the Roblox game “Christmas Halo”, which was played more than 500,000 time before it was shut down on 5 February 2019.
Is she dead?
Lizzy_Winkle died on the morning of 29 November 2019. She had been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (blood cancer) for quite some time, and her sister Mae revealed on Twitter that Lizzy_Winkle had died.
She was loved in the Roblox community, and the creator of the game “Royale High” – callmehbob – tweeted about Lizzy_Winkle following her death. Callmehbob’s husband LauncelotHandsome started a fundraising livestream in her honor, and close to $20,000 was raised to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for cancer research.
One of the game’s developers, Kateka22 announced that he and other members of the “Royale High” community would hold a memorial because of all her contributions; the memorial turned out to be the Roblox game “In Loving Memory of Lizzy_Winkle”.
When entered, the game allowed the player to walk around the memorial, write a message to Lizzy_Winkle, and pay his/her respects. The memorial became very popular, reaching the first page of Roblox, and was then visited by numerous Roblox users who weren’t necessarily players of “Royale High”.
Another memorial was added in the game “Royale High”, and if entered, the user would be teleported into the game “In Loving Memory of Lizzy_Winkle”.
The Roblox user Beeism created Lizzy’s Wings, based on her concept artwork, and these could’ve been purchased during the 7th Annual Bloxy Awards.
Lizzy_Winkle preferred nor to share details concerning her identity with the public, and while she’d uploaded various pictures featuring her onto her Instagram account, she still chose not to disclose her real name, her parents’ names and where she lived, but it was revealed after her death that her real name was Yin Yin Benzula. She had long brown hair and brown eyes, her height was 5ft 4ins (1.6m) and she weighed around 110lbs (50kgs).
Her YouTube channel
Lizzy_Winkle didn’t have her own YouTube channel, but numerous videos about her have been uploaded onto the network by other users, most after she’d passed away.
These mostly feature the things which she’d created for the video game “Royale High”, and speak about all the hearts that she had touched in the community. We’re going to mention three of the most popular videos amongst these.
The most popular video “In Loving Memory Of Lizzy Winkle” was uploaded by Leah Ashe on 2 December 2019, and has since been watched more than 1.6 million times; it features Leah talking about Lizzy_Winkle, about her Twitter account and the “Royale High” community, while she also shows something which she had handcrafted for her.
The #2 video “In loving memory of Lizzy_Winkle” was uploaded by PuppyPlootes on 1 December 2019, and now viewed over 1.1 million times. It features many pictures of people who had showed support to Lizzy_Winkle while she was fighting cancer.
The third most watched video – “roblox actually did a tribute to lizzy winkle…(thank you)” – was uploaded by KonekoKitten on 6 March 2020, and has been watched more than a million times. It features the user talking about everything that Roblox did, in memory of Lizzy_Winkle.
She was quite active on her Instagram account ‘misslizzywinkle’, and the account’s still today followed by more than 5,000 people, while Lizzy_Winkle had uploaded 15 pictures onto it. Her ‘about me’ section still reads ‘I’m a stupid girl who does stupid stuff on the internet’. She enjoyed uploading pictures of flowers, cats and her drawings.
Lizzy_Winkle was quite popular on Twitter, and was followed by more than 50,000 people, however, her account was deleted after she had passed away.
There is a group on Facebook called “Royale High with Lizzy_Winkle”, which was created for all those who wanted to play “Royale High” with her; it today numbers close to 10,000 members.
Lizzy_Winkle didn’t get to have her own TikTok account, but numerous videos about her have been uploaded onto the network by various users, and these have been watched more than 30 million times.
About the game “Royale High”
“Royale High” is a fantasy school dress-up and roleplaying game on Roblox, and features various ‘universes’ so that the players could meet and chat in various environments. Prior to its current name, the game was called “Fairies & Mermaids Winx High School”, as it was created as a fan club of the animated series “Winx”.
There are many realms in the game to which players can teleport through the Teleport Map; some of these include Classic Royale Campus, Moonlight Square and Fantasia Getaway Resort. New and limited-time realms are added during holiday events, including Christmas Town (during Christmas) and Autumn Town (during Halloween). There are also a couple of realms which have been removed for unknown reasons, such as Divinia and Diamond Beach (Old).
Various badges can be acquired in-game, and these represent how often the person plays, and how dedicated he/she is to the game. There are special badges given to those who play the game during seasonal events, such as Independence Day, April Fool’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day.
The creator of the game Callmehbob joined Roblox back on 11 June 2007, and its script writer Ironclaw33 joined the network on 19 October 2008. The game’s graphic designer, Closet Skeleton started working on “Royale High” in May 2017, having joined Roblox a month earlier; he left Roblox in August 2020. The game’s second script writer, Ice7 started working on it in May 2018, around a decade after he had joined Roblox. Callmehbob’s husband, LauncelotHandsome is the game’s developer, and can be credited with hiding diamonds in realms, and designing the terrain, while he occasionally contributes animations. Some of the other people working on the game include the modeler and texture designer Sukimeki, the writer Kateka22 and the builder and modeler JamJooJoo.