Pokémon GO! is one of those games that have a habit of taking players by surprise, mainly from catching a rare Pokémon creature they weren’t expecting. But, man, when it overwhelms you to the point that you have a heart attack, maybe it’s time to stop playing.
That’s what happened to a 67-year old retiree in Marina Bay Sands, who passed away from a fatal heart attack mere moments after capturing a Lapras Pokémon last Sunday, according to Asia One News.
His 66-year-old widow informed reporters that her husband would regularly visit the site to capture creatures in the popular mobile game, and on the day of the incident, they even planned a meal together to celebrate a family member’s birthday. Following that, the man changed clothes and headed out to catch creatures.
At around 6 PM, the widow received a phone call. “They (the medical staff) told us to come see him one last time,” she said. “At that moment, I knew things were bad.”
Granted, her husband had a history of cardiac disease, so that certainly didn’t help. Not only did he capture a Lapras, but he also found a second-generation monster, Granbull, on his final hunt. He’s managed to capture over 200 Pokémon in his time playing the game, reaching a level of 28.
We certainly pass along our sympathies to the man's family and friends.