Gamer and father-of-three, 35, mysteriously dies in the middle of 24-hour video game livestream he had been hosting for charity

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Gamer and father-of-three, 35, mysteriously dies in the middle of 24-hour video game livestream he had been hosting for charity

before the admins get mad at me i am posting this in the wrong section i know but i tried to post this in the gamer related death but its dead so i am posting here 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4250006/Gamer-35-mysteriously-dies-24-hour-livestream.html

Other players had assumed he had fallen asleep, but later realized Vigneault had died when a detective confirmed his death in a message to a fellow gamer on Discord, a text chat for gamers, Kokatu said. Police have yet to determine a cause of death and are investigating. 

According to Vigneault's Twitch account, his stream raised over $10,917.20 for veterans and children's charity organizations. 

[The avid gamer, also known as Poshybrid,  pictured during the charity stream, stepped away for a cigarette break, but never returned to the game ]

The avid gamer, also known as Poshybrid,  pictured during the charity stream, stepped away for a cigarette break, but never returned to the game 

[The father-of-three was found dead in his home, but a cause of death has not been yet determined]
[Brian Vigneault pictured with his son]

The father-of-three was found dead in his home, but a cause of death has not been yet determined 

While the father-of-three is believed to be the first person to die on Twitch, he would not be the first report of a death caused by playing video games.

There have been cases of gamers in South Korea and Taiwan who have died while playing for long periods of time. It is possible Vigneault died from sleep deprivation or heart complications, according to PVP Live.

 

Vigneault's Twitch account has been turned into a 'memorial channel' by fans. 

The Facebook gaming community FAME took to social media to pay tribute to the avid gamer. 

[According to Vigneault's Twitch account, his stream raised over $10,917.20 for veterans and children's charity organizations]

According to Vigneault's Twitch account, his stream raised over $10,917.20 for veterans and children's charity organizations

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Va. Beach gamer dies 22 hours into live stream marathon

Another article about the same man:

http://www.wtsp.com/news/va-beach-gamer-dies-22-hours-into-live-stream-marathon/413606439

Va. Beach gamer dies 22 hours into live stream marathon

Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser staff , WVEC 11:27 AM. EST February 23, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NEWSER) – It started as just another day at the office for Brian "Poshybrid" Vigneault, a 35-year-old gamer known to spend multiple days in a given week live-streaming himself playing the game World of Tanks for 20-plus hours straight.

This time, however, the Virginia Beach father of three got up to smoke a cigarette 22 hours into his stream about 4:30 a.m. ET on Feb. 19 and never returned.

People figured he fell asleep, but when a friend sent a message the next day, the response came from a police detective investigating his death, reports Kotaku.

The exhausted-looking father of three had been streaming on the gaming platform Twitch to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and PCGames reports he'd been doing similar marathon gaming streams over the past few weeks.

While the cause of Vigneault's death hasn't been determined, PVP Live reports that much of the speculation centers on sleep deprivation and related heart complications.

The site notes that big-name streamers have been complaining about the pressure they feel to go for longer and longer stretches, and Vigneault was known for chain-smoking and drinking during his own sessions.

Vigneault's death is being mourned online, with the moderators of his Twitch stream turning his channel into a memorial.

Liz Woolley

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