Gamer dies in Internet cafe, no one notices all day

Gamer dies in Internet cafe, no one notices all day
A gamer in Taiwan passed away at an Internet cafe last week, and no one noticed for a full 9 hours.

Chen Rong-yu, who was 23, suffered and died from a heart attack after playing League of Legends for almost 24 straight hours.



The gamer, playing in the cafe in New Taipei City, died but stayed in the same position, with his hands outstretched and on the keyboard. Rong-yu was known to take naps in his chair, so no one seemed to notice. There were 30 other people playing around him but no one noticed until rigor mortis had begun to set in. At that point, a waitress realized what had happened and called the police.

Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart, and initial tests say he died of a heart attack "brought on by low temperatures, fatigue and lack of movement," says the Mail.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Feb 2012 14:51
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  • 17 comments
  • plutonash

    That's too bad. People should appreciate what else life can offer besides VGs.

    "Cable thief is a victimless crime."

    4.2.2012 15:10 #1

  • Hyasuma

    how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

    4.2.2012 17:13 #2

  • GryphB

    Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O Some people are born with a bad heart condition. I know a few such people myself.

    4.2.2012 17:19 #3

  • xnonsuchx

    Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.

    4.2.2012 18:33 #4

  • xtago

    Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
    No one is addicted to games.

    It's a mind over matter thing.

    People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.

    4.2.2012 19:39 #5

  • Jeffrey_P

    Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
    ....And too much fast food.

    We do not need to go to war with China as long as McDonald's is alive.

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/mcdon...-138457219.html

    Jeff

    4.2.2012 20:22 #6

  • weedude99

    Originally posted by xtago: Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
    No one is addicted to games.

    It's a mind over matter thing.

    People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.
    Wrong, and you pretty much just defined addiction.

    4.2.2012 20:55 #7

  • Jeffrey_P

    Originally posted by weedude99: Originally posted by xtago: Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
    No one is addicted to games.

    It's a mind over matter thing.

    People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.
    Wrong, and you pretty much just defined addiction.
    Anybody who stays up for days playing something that has nothing to do with reality has a problem. Just like Meth heads and the like.

    It is definitely and an addiction.

    Next up, a twelve step program for Gamer addicts. I wouldn't doubt it.

    Step one: Admitting you have an addiction to games, etc....

    Jeff

    Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

    4.2.2012 21:10 #8

  • Hyasuma

    I know you can have a bad heart, but lets admit it, usually the people who gets heart attacks are the older adults such as 40 yrs or more unless you are a drug addict teenager ,and unless you just don't take care of yourself. yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned. So sad that ppl ruin their life because of video games

    Being nice always has its own consequences

    4.2.2012 21:39 #9

  • xboxdvl2

    maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad.

    R.I.P. mr 1990 ford falcon.got myself a 1993 toyota corolla seems to run good.computers still going good.

    5.2.2012 00:44 #10

  • Jeffrey_P

    Originally posted by xboxdvl2: maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad. Reality pays the mortgage and bills, not a video game.

    It is sad to see kids with potential in the real world wasting their lives disassociated with reality.

    Jeff

    5.2.2012 07:38 #11

  • blueboy09

    Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by Hyasuma: how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
    Agreed. My family has a history of heart trouble. I had a very mild heart attack when i was 22, and I hope to never experience that again. Yes, stress and lack of sleep was one of the factors that contributed to it, but fortunately I wasn't playing games like this unfortunate man did. Get out and experience life for what it is, and live your day to the fullest that you can.


    Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

    5.2.2012 09:32 #12

  • Mysttic

    Quote:how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
    My daughter was born with a hole in heart, and my best friend has a hole in her heart (which causes them to be less active because if the heart pumps too hard, than picture kaboom).

    There are numerous other ways to have a bad heart, we have no idea what his condition actually was. So it's not necessarily a shock that someone would die in his circumstances. Just sucks that no one thought to offer him a coffee/tea anything sooner to avoid death. A simple nudge and hello, could have prevented this.

    5.2.2012 13:22 #13

  • xboxdvl2

    Originally posted by Jeffrey_P: Originally posted by xboxdvl2: maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad. Reality pays the mortgage and bills, not a video game.

    It is sad to see kids with potential in the real world wasting their lives disassociated with reality.

    Jeff
    thats assuming he had a mortgage and bills.for all we know he might of been homeless.

    as for a heart condition.i know someone born with a heart problem that had a heart attack aged 14 while playing football and had a heart operation.

    R.I.P. mr 1990 ford falcon.got myself a 1993 toyota corolla seems to run good.computers still going good.

    6.2.2012 00:09 #14

  • DADEO1

    Bored to death?

    13.2.2012 12:30 #15

  • Jinxers (unverified)

    Originally posted by Hyasuma: yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned. "Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart,"

    Congratulations. You've graduated to reading at a Kindergarten Level.

    3.8.2012 23:57 #16

  • aldan

    Originally posted by Jinxers: Originally posted by Hyasuma: yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned. "Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart,"

    Congratulations. You've graduated to reading at a Kindergarten Level.
    and,like the people that didnt notice him all day,you dont seem to have noticed the date on the original post.rong-yu too.

    4.8.2012 01:41 #17

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