23-Year-Old Penangite Dies After Playing Computer Games Non-Stop For 15 Hours

A young man from Penang was found dead under his computer table after binging on computer games for 15 hours.

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23-Year-Old Ong Yee Haw Died Of A Heart Attack After Playing Computer Games Non-Stop For 15 Hours

23-year-old Ong Yee Haw was found dead in his home after he played computer games non-stop for 15 hours

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George Town: A 23-year-old computer game addict was found dead in his house in Bandar Baru Air Itam here yesterday.
Ong Yee Haw was believed to have died of a heart attack after playing computer games non-stop for more than 15 hours.

He Was At A Cybercafe From 10pm On Sunday Until 1pm The Next Day Before Returning Home To Play On His Computer

He was said to have been at the cybercafe from 10pm on Sunday until 1pm the next day before returning home to his own computer.

However, it was not known which computer game Ong had been playing before his death.

He was believed to have continued playing when he returned home.

Ong's Family Found Him Motionless Under His Computer Table When He Failed To Answer Their Calls For Food

His family members sensed something was wrong when Ong failed to come out from his room for meals, prompting his uncle to knock on his door.

His mother Chew Qun Juan, 62, said her brother found the victim lying motionless under the computer table at 4pm.
"We called out his name but there was no response. He was pronounced dead by paramedics. They failed to resuscitate him."

Ong Has Been Addicted To Computer Games Ever Since He Had To Stop Working Due To An Accident

His mother Chew Qun Juan, 62, said her only son had been addicted to computer games ever since he stopped working at a restaurant five months ago following a motorcycle accident.

“He injured his right hand and had to stop working. I constantly told him not to spend too much time on computer games but he never listened.

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Ong's 62-Year-Old Mother Says She Hope Others Who Are Addicted To Computer Games Will Learn From Her Son's Fate

“I single-handedly raised him after my husband died of cardiac arrest 15 years ago. Words cannot describe my sadness now. I only hope that others, who are also addicted to computer games, will learn something from this.

“I hope this will not happen to anyone else. My son was still so young,” she said in between tears when met at the Penang Hospital mortuary yesterday.