17-year-old addict dies after playing game all night

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addict, video game, Piyawat Harikun, Thailand

Thailand - The teenager suffered a stroke caused by playing games for hours.

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Published: Thu 7 Nov 2019, 9:43 AM

Last updated: Thu 7 Nov 2019, 11:49 AM

A 17-year-old boy from Thailand was playing online video game through the night as he suffered a stroke and died at his computer. 
Piyawat Harikun was an online video game addict who spent his October school holidays in his room playing multiplayer battle games on his computer. Medics confirmed the teenager died from a stroke which they believe was caused by playing games on computer constantly through the night.
His father, Jaranwit, who found him slumped dead in his chair, said that he tried to revive his son but he was already dead. "I called his name and said 'wake up, wake up' but he did not respond. I could see he was dead," Jaranwit, an Air Force officer, was quoted as saying in Daily Mail. 
Speaking about their deceased son's obsession with gaming, the devastated parents said Harikun would stay up all night and draw the curtains during the day to play video game. "My son was smart and always did great at school but he had a major problem with gaming addiction. I tried to warn him about his relentless long hours playing games and he promised to reduce it, but it was too late," Jaranwit said. 
Warning other parents to be careful, the teenager's father said, "I want my son's death to be an example and warning for parents whose children are game addicts. They need to be more strict on their children's playing hours otherwise they could end up like my son."

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