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08-10-2005, 02:52 PM
Korean Dies After Two Days of Computer Games
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

SEOUL, South Korea A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours, South Korean police said Wednesday.

Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping, refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game Starcraft.

Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.

Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to play computer games, police said.

Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations devoted to broadcasting matches.


Wow, what a way to go out. I found this article somewhat disturbing, some people are way too obsessed with gaming in this day and age.

08-10-2005, 10:11 PM
Guess it's a good thing he didn't eat very much, since he didn't have a chance to pay the bill before he checked out.

Definitely an extreme case. Hard to imagine a US establishment letting someone do this.