Dad dies during Twitch live stream of 24 hour charity gaming marathon
Feb 26 2017
A Twitch gamer running a 24-hour charity stream for the Make-A-Wish Foundation has died off-camera during the marathon. We were telling him, Go to sleep.
An hour later, police in Virginia Beach were called to his home to help an "unresponsive individual".
It's bad how a well liked streamer who'd try to help out the community by streaming for charity would pass away, leaving his friends and his children. While the cause of death remains largely unknown, facts say that the streamer went on 20 odd hour livestreams before the charity stream, possibly eating up at the energy of the father of three and causing him to pass away due to vast severe sleep deprivation.
"He was in rough shape", Gebauer said. "Maybe the saddest lines cannot really be written, and the saddest thoughts cannot really be uttered, let's all hope that he is in a better place right now and may his soul Rest in Peace, he will never be forgotten. a person who stays in our hearts never dies". She did one herself.
"But at the same time, it wasn't good for him", she added. Theres more opportunity for donations.. She said he even took one of his kids to soccer practice. But it is not the first time that a death has been reported after a long video game session.
Vigneault's Twitch profile says he had raised almost $11,000 for various charities during his five-year streaming career. "He was also a world renowned gamer of World of Tanks and will be greatly missed by all of his friends and his online gaming community".
Make-A-Wish spokesman Josh deBerge told The Associated Press in an email that the organization is looking into whether or not Brian had entered into any agreements, whether formally or informally, related to his fundraising efforts..