Pokemon GO player finds rare creature, has heart attack

67-year-old finds rarest Pokemon GO creature, has a fatal heart attack.

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Pokemon GO is still a popular game, and maybe a little too much for 67-year-old Liang Weiming who had a level 28 account and over 200 creatures - as he found the rarest of Pokemon: Lapras, and then suffered a fatal heart attack.

Pokemon GO player finds rare creature, has heart attack | TweakTown.com

According to Weiming's wife, the excitement of finding the rare Pokemon caused him to have a heart attack on the spot. He was transported to the Singapore General Hospital, but was unable to be saved, passing away shortly after he arrived. Weiming also suffered from heart disease and cardiac issues, so the excitement from finding Lapras pushed him over the edge.

I guess the one good thing to take away from this is that he died doing something he truly loved - so much so, that when he caught that elusive Pokemon, it killed him. RIP, Liang Weiming.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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