The worldwide craze that was Pokémon Go brought about its own dangers, thanks to everyone walking around with their eyes virtually glued to their smartphones in a bid to catch ’em all.
Now, the hype may have died down (despite the newest updates), but hardcore fans are still playing the game. One such experienced player was a 67-year old retiree, who achieved a level of 28 with the capture of over 200 kinds of Pokemon under his belt.
Tragically, that was the last thing he did before passing away. Lianhe Wanbao reported that he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest after catching a rare monster called ‘Lapras’ and a second generation monster ‘Granbull’ last Sunday (Feb 26) at 5.30pm in Marina Bay Sands.
According to his 66-year-old wife, MBS was one of his favourite haunts to play the game, and that’s where he went after he headed home to change following the birthday dinner of a family member.
His wife received a phone call from the hospital after 6pm, when medical staff told her to go over and see him one last time.
He had a history of cardiac disease, and passed away shortly after he was rushed to the Singapore General Hospital by paramedics.