Man dies while playing World of Warcraft

“He was dabbing his mouth with a hankie which had blood on it.”

Wu, 24, repeatedly coughing violently and then collapsed in his chair while playing World of Warcraft for 19 hours.

Mr.Wu was visiting the internet cafe in Shanghai to play World of Warcraft,the role-playing fantasy game, alongside other fans. A fellow gamer, said he called an ambulance after noticing Mr Wu appeared to be pale and ill.

He said: “I suddenly heard him groan and when I turned to see what had happened he was very pale and looked uncomfortable.


This is not the first case man dies after marathon on video games. A 32-year-old man,Hsieh, was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge.

An employee found him motionless and sprawled on a table at 10 a.m. on January 8 and he was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead from cardiac failure.

Cold temperatures and over-exhaustion from the long hours spent playing games likely contributed to Hsieh’s cardiac arrest, a police statement said.

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