Byran Vigneault , Twitch User, Died During A Live Streaming Event For Charity
What's suppose to be an act of charity had unfortunately turned into tragedy. Apparently, a 35-year-old man died at home while playing a video game marathon for 24 hours. However, despite the harmless participation on a live stream community, things turned sour and the man was pronounced dead.
Some members of a live streaming community go beyond doing what is more than the usual just to build their audience, and while this sounds nothing harmless, this went otherwise to a 35-year-old man Brian Vigneault. Brian had spent over 20 hours of playing "World of Tanks", an online game, on a streaming network Twitch.tv.
He said that his intentions for playing the game are to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Although his intentions were clean. the father of three who took a quick smoke break never appeared on screen again.
"He was in rough shape," said Bryan's friend Jessica Gebauer. "I watched him until about half an hour before he said he'd be right back." Bryan, who's using PoShYbRiD for his username, was told to sleep as he looked tired.
Sadly, a 911 call to the Virginia Beach police had come to report a cardiac arrest as it pronounced the dedicated player dead on the scene. According to the medical examiner's office, the cause of his death is still under investigation.
As reported by EMS1.com, Bryan was described by Jessica as funny and sarcastic. She also mentioned about Bryan telling his friends about his work as an auto mechanic and that he loves his three children.
"I have a hard time believing that streaming for so long was the cause of his death specifically," Jessica said. "But at the same time, I know it wasn't good for him."
It was reported that Brian Vigneault's Twitch profile has accumulated nearly $11,000 for several charities on his streaming career for five years. As of now, his friend Jessica si the administrator of the GoFundMe page created for Vigneault's children.