Taiwanese gamer dies in Internet cafe: 9 hours before staff notice

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internet cafe.JPGA 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.

Via: Kotaku

Gerald Lynch