Avatar Claims First Victim, More To Follow

January 19, 2010


It was only a matter of time before Avatar killed somebody, and it's finally happened. Which is exactly why I haven't gone to see it. Well, that and I've been banned from all the local theaters for public indecency excessive awesomeness and killer style.

According to AFP, the 42-year-old cinemagoer, surnamed Kuo, had a history of high blood pressure and suffered a stroke while watching the film in in the northern city of Hsinchu (Taiwan).

Emergency room doctor Peng Chin-chih told AFP: "It's likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms."

The China Times reported that the incident represented "the first death linked to watching James Cameron's science-fiction epic".

Interesting, China, but if it was actually Avatar that killed him then how do you explain THIS GUNSHOT WOUND?! Dum dum dum!

Avatar kills Taiwanese man [theregister]

Thanks to Justin, who was *this close* to losing consciousness during Titanic.

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