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Three-day marathon man joins his ancestors

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A Chinese man who indulged in three-day marathon gaming session joined his ancestors after succumbing to exhaustion, the Beijing News reports.

The unnamed 30-year-old from the province of Guangzhou collapsed in a net cafe and later died in hospital despite doctors' efforts to revive him. The authorities have "ruled out the possibility of suicide", the Beijing News notes.

This latest victim of internet overdose will doubtless now be sharing gaming tips with the 26-year-old Jinzhou chap who earlier this year popped his clogs after spending "almost all" of the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday glued to his computer.

The pair might also want to hook up with the Taiwanese man who last year suffered a heart attack provoked by "fatigue, lack of sleep, cigarette smoke, and instant noodles". Hsu Tai-yang, 37, moved into an internet cafe after a row with the wife and following three months spent playing video games, smoking and chewing betel nuts, duly dropped dead. ®

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