Taiwanese gamer dies in Internet cafe: 9 hours before staff notice
A Taiwanese PC gamer died at his computer in an Internet cafe in Taipei, but none of the 30 other people in attendance noticed his passing for nine hours.
Chen Rong-yu, 23, had settled down for a session of online multiplayer game League of Legends on Tuesday night, but was found a few hours later “rigid on a chair with his hands stretched out towards the keyboard and mouse,” said local police.
Mr Chen, who had been treated for a heart condition back in September 2011, had been taken frequent naps during the session, which goes some way towards explaining why it wasn’t until the following Wednesday morning that a female staff member spotted something was wrong.
Police are stating the cause of death as cardiac arrest, brought on by the cold weather, Chen’s tiredness and his lack of movement.