Teen Dies After 40-Hour Diablo III Session

by Jim Reilly on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:04 AM

A teenager in Taiwan collapsed and died Sunday morning after playing Diablo III for 40 consecutive hours without eating, according to the United Daily News.

The report says the teen, identified by his surname Chuang, booked a private room in a cafe on July 13 and was discovered in his room two days later resting on a table by an attendant. Chuang was awoken and stood up, but quickly collapsed.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital soon after. The cause of death is being investigated by police. It's believed prolonged sitting created cardiovascular problems.

[Source: The Associated Press]