Yuga Labs

Moments ago, Wylie Aronow, one of the co-founders of Yuga Labs, announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from the company for health reasons. In a tweet, Aronow (better known by his pseudonym, Gordon Goner) stated that he had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure by his doctor. “Symptoms started last year out of the blue and I put off seeking help (like an idiot) so I could keep working. But after testing, my doctor called and asked me to radically change my life,” he wrote.

In order to tend to his health, Aronow said he would be stepping down from his role at Yuga. “I’m going to be taking a leave of absence to focus on my health for a while,” he wrote. However, Aronow clarified that his leave of absence would not be all-encompassing. He will be staying on in a more limited capacity as a Board Member and Strategic Advisor, but he did not offer specifics about what these roles would entail or how active he would be in them.

“Our incredibly talented friend and cofounder has the full support of the whole Yuga family as he embarks on his journey to get back to health,” the company said in a tweet. nft now reached out to Yuga Labs to get further details regarding Aronow’s continued work at the company, but representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In his tweet, Aronow further clarified his decision to leave. He explained that he lost most of his twenties to a chronic illness and pushed himself far too hard during his time at Yuga Labs. “I worked 12 hours a day, nearly every day. I should have taken the advice from everyone around me and sought balance. My goals now are to get the best medical treatment I can and heal,” he said.

Some heavy news: a few days ago I was told by my doctor I have congestive heart failure. Symptoms started last year out of the blue and I put off seeking help (like an idiot) so I could