GEORGE TOWN – A 23 year old man, Ong Yee Haw died of heart attack at his home in Bandar Baru Air Hitam after playing computer games contunuously for over 15 hours at a cybercafe.
He have been in the cybercafe from 10pm on Sunday until 1pm the next day before returning home to his own computer.
However, it was not known which computer game Ong had been playing before his death.
His mother, Cheq Qun Juan, 62, said that her son is addicted to computer games since he had stopped working at a restaurant five months ago.
He stopped working after he had a motorcycle accident. “He injured his right hand and had to stop working. I constantly told him not to spend too much time on computer games but he never listened.
“I single-handedly raised him after my husband died of cardiac arrest 15 years ago. Words cannot describe my sadness now. I only hope that others, who are also addicted to computer games, will learn something from this.
“I hope this will not happen to anyone else. My son was still so young,” she said in between tears when met at the Penang Hospital mortuary yesterday.
The post mortem report confirmed that her son died of a heart attack.
The case has been classified as sudden death.
It was reported that in 2005, a man in South Korea went into cardiac arrest and died after playing StarCraft almost continuously for 50 hours. Two years later, a 30-year-old man in Guangzhou died after playing video games continuously for three days.
Sourse: The Star