While Pokemon Go has been a runaway hit, it has its share of tragic stories. People have done some risky things to capture Pokemon in this game and according to a report out of Singapore, the mere act of catching a rare Pokemon could kill you.
A 67-year-old Pokemon Go player in Singapore passed away from a fatal heart attack after he caught an extremely rare Pokemon. I guess the excitement was too much for him.
67-year-old Liang Weiming is apparently an avid Pokemon Go player with a level 28 account, which means he has captured more than 200 monsters. This requires an immense amount of dedication and time. The rare “Lapras” Pokemon continued to elude him but he was finally able to capture the monster at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. He and his wife used to visit the hotel a lot because it was a good spot for catching Pokemon.
His wife says that the excitement of finally catching Lapras caused him to have a heart attack right when he caught the monster.
He was taken to the Singapore General Hospital but unfortunately, he passed away soon after arriving at the hospital. He also had a history of heart disease so it’s likely that the sudden excitement triggered the heart attack. It is too bad that he could not enjoy his victory.