Friday, May 25, 2012
Man Dies After Playing Diablo III for 72 Hours
A 32-year old man called Russell Shirley, was found dead by his landlord after a three-day marathon of Diablo III.
According to the report, Shirley suffered a heart attack while playing Blizzard's addictive loot-fest. Apparently, Shirley lead a pretty relaxed lifestyle, and was hard pressed to use his gym membership or get some exercise.
However, two of Shirley's friends have debunked the story, saying he died due his long term suffering with apnea. They describe Shirley as a normal 32-year old man who was "charitable" and a "peerless friend", but who had trouble managing his weight due to his health problems.
Regardless of which part of the story is true, it is important to realize that taking a break every hour or so between long sessions of gaming is extremely vital.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and his family.