I have no inside knowledge, but here are two possibilities. On both accounts I know a bit more than the average person. Re: bored / discouraged:

So, he didn't necessarily become ill or get doxxed - he had a normie-ish subset of his site going, after the 'meme' part was down. But of course, aside from the facts I've put up, it's all speculation.


Screencap of Murdoch saying all episodes from Galaxy MM88 on were due to Cheeky. https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/346153189/#346185681

So, it's no exaggeration to say that we owe Cheeky a huge debt of gratitude.