67-year old catches Lapras while playing Pokemon GO, dies instantly from a heart attack

67-year old catches Lapras while playing Pokemon GO, dies instantly from a heart attack
Pokemon GO is supposed to be exciting, but not necessarily exciting enough to cause a heart attack. But sadly, that is exactly what happened to 67-year old Liang Weiming. With a Level 28 rating and a Pokedex containing 200 pocket monsters, Weiming was a real Pokemon GO play-uh. But as you can see, we are referring to him in the past tense which means something bad happened. Moments after catching the hard to find Lapras in Singapore, Mr. Liang suffered a fatal heart attack, possibly from the excitement of snagging the rare Pokemon.

Now, there are bound to be a number of hypochondriacs out there who are going to carry a defibrillator with them whenever they are out playing Pokemon GO. Before you do that, consider that Weiming's wife revealed that her husband had a cardiac based disease. While she suspects that the excitement of catching Lapras triggered the fatal attack, had his heart been healthy, it would not have been affected by his capture of Lapras.

The irony here is that Pokemon GO has led many game players to get off the couch and actually exercise a little. Overall, it is a sad story and we send along our condolences to the widow. As for the rest of you Pokemon trainers, don't let this incident stop you from going after Lapras. If you are concerned, you can get a check up with your cardiologist. If the Doctor asks why all of a sudden you feel the need to have these tests done, don't mention Pokemon GO or Lapras to him. Otherwise, he might feel the need to send you to another Doctor, the kind that deals with your mind.

source: AsiaOne via BGR



1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Trust me.. His life was worth it..

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

He died doing what he loved, I like to think that's how we all want to go.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Maybe that would be true if he was having sex with his wife, but he was playing Pokemon so I doubt that is how he wanted to go out.

12. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Exactly. I'll rather die from over Eating than die from Hunger.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

When you're times up, it's up. It doesn't matter what the reason was. But yea as others have said, it's best to die doing what you love.

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I told people that little guy was evil

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014


7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I feel bad for laughing at this.

8. TheVarnimal

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 22, 2015

This is amusing, but if it's true and he was happy, I guess that's all we can hope for when our time is up.

9. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Assuming the lady in the blue shirt is the guy's wife, she looks totally uninterested almost glad as though she was think "that's what you get for playing stupid games!"

10. gauravbhakuni90

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

A pokemon to die for ;)

11. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

That Pokemon was cursed

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