World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour Twitch marathon

Posted February 26, 2017

Almost two hours later, viewers and moderators assumed that he had fallen asleep and disbanded the event.

Marathon video game sessions have become quite popular lately and are now a habit on streaming websites.

World of Tanks Twitch streamer Brian "PoShYbRiD" Vigneault has died of unknown causes while taking part in a 24-hour charity livestream event at his home.

“He was in rough shape, ” said Jessica Gebauer, 29, a friend of Vigneaults and fellow streamer who lives in Humboldt in Canadas Saskatchewan province.

Virginia Beach police responded to reports of an "unresponsive individual" and pronounced him dead on arrival.

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Vigneault was well-liked among the community for World of Tanks, the game he streamed most often, and many people who were close to him are now mourning. His cause of death is unclear. While the Virginia Beach Police Department said that there is no reason to suspect foul play now; they simply carry out investigations for any unexpected deaths.

According to his Twitch profile page, Vigneault was active in doing charity streams, giving 100% of the proceeds to various organizations.

Gebauer, a fellow video game streamer, said Vigneault looked "really, really exhausted", so she and other viewers watching him play urged him to get some rest. His gaming clan, Fame, posted a message in memoriam on their Facebook page.

"Sad news from Virginia beach, one of the most famous NA streamers and a member of our clan Poshybrid has passed away at the age of 35, we just cannot find words to describe how sad is this moment for all of us and for sure this game will not be the same without the legend", read a post on the Facebook page for his gaming clan, FAME. Let's all hope that he is in a better place right now, and may his soul Rest in Peace.

Vigneault leaves behind three children and a GoFundMe has been set up to support them.