Is Torbjörn's turret destroyed upon death? Or does it stay until it destroyed by an ennemy?

The only thing mentioned about his turret on the wiki (gamepedia) is this :

 Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use his hammer to upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel.

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I don't have a source for this besides personal experience, but Torbjörn's turret will remain upon death. It is only destroyed if you setup a new one, the enemy destroys it, or you switch heroes.

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    I suppose the turret also gets destroyed if Torbjörn leaves the match, i.e. you change to a different hero?
    – Nolonar
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 7:18
  • @Nolonar I believe so. I will have to test it to confirm though.
    – Dragonrage
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 7:28
  • I am sure the turret diappears with Torbjörn without ever playing Overwatch. If not, entire team could cycle becoming Torbjörns and placing turrets everywhere.
    – Orc JMR
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 18:53
  • @OrcJMR most likely, i just haven't tried it to confirm it. but i'm 99.9% sure that is correct
    – Dragonrage
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 18:58
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    I have seen a video where the turret is destroyed if it is mid-construction when Torbjorn dies - It's one of the "Overwatch Mythbuster" videos made by Musilsc.
    – Zibbobz
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 17:28

No, but also yes.

Torbjorn's turret will not be destroyed if you kill the Torbjorn while he has a functional turret. However, if you kill Torbrjon as his turret is building (build animation and gaining health from 0-150), then his newly placed turret will also be destroyed.

Source at 1:11

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