Man died from lack of sleep due to watching World Cup

By Melissa Barclay,

Fans all over the world have been tuning in to the World Cup, no matter the time zone. One dedicated fan spent his last hours staying up late watching soccer, which may have caused his death.

According to United Press International, the 25-year-old man from Suzhou, China was found dead in front of his television on Saturday morning.

He was discovered hours after the Netherlands defeated Spain on Friday. The game finished 5am Chinese time.

Doctors did not release the exact cause of death, but said it could have been exhaustion or a heart attack due to the man staying up late, China Daily reported.

The 11-hour time difference between China and Brazil has caused many fans, like this man, to stay up late watching the game.

The doctors warned football fans to be cautious of their health.

Chinese television in China has been broadcasting the World Cup live from midnight to 6.a.m.

At least two other sudden deaths were blamed on sleep deprivation.

According to the Daily Mail, a 39-year-old Zhou Meng from Shanghai, suffered a stroke while watching the World Cup Saturday night.

Meng was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The man stayed up for a total of three consecutive days.

Another 50-year-old man died in a car accident that took the lives of four other passengers in his vehicle.

The man reportedly stayed up all night watching soccer.



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