On Tuesday, Chen Rong-yu of Taiwan died of a heart attack in a New Taipei internet cafe after playing League of Legends for 23 hours. His corpse, which was slumped in the chair and reaching toward the computer, went unnoticed by surrounding gamers until nine hours later, when a waitress made the gruesome discovery. Reports indicate that Rong-yu was last seen alive around noon on Wednesday, while he was making a phone call. The cause of death is believed to be due to cardiac arrest brought on by a combination of cold temperatures, exhaustion, and lack of movement. According to his family he had been treated for a heart condition last September.
Needless to say, if you are into marathon gaming, be sure to eat, move, take breaks and get the right amount of sleep. Seriously, if the disturbing news story after the break doesn’t drive that point home, nothing will (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT).