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Dead gamer in internet cafe ignored for hours by other customers

Chen Jung-yu died during a 23-hour gaming session at a cafe in Taiwan.

Image: Huang jiexian/AP/Press Association Images

THE BODY OF a man who died during a gaming marathon at a Taiwanese internet cafe sat there for hours after his death, as other customers carried on surfing.

Chen Jung-yu went to the internet cafe in New Taipei City on Tuesday evening to play World of Warcraft. He paid for 23 hours of gaming.

However, when the attendant went to tell Chen his time was up, he noticed that the gamer’s face was blackened and he was rigid, the Taipei Times reports.

According to Sky News, Chen was last confirmed alive when a waitress saw him talking on the phone at around noon on Wednesday.

Police believe that a combination of tiredness, his static position and low temperatures could have caused blood clots leading to a heart attack, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The attendant said he had noticed Chen’s head drooping, but assumed he was falling asleep. Police said when they cordoned off the scene, other customers in the cafe either took little interest or simply kept on playing.

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