Video Game Myth: Death by Gaming?
Another cabinet video game from the early 80s – Bezerk, is a game where you battle robots and finally the boss – Evil Otto. In 1981 it was reported that gamer, Jeff Dailey was playing the game and died after finishing in 1982 other player, Peter Burkowski was playing and within 15 minutes of getting the high score he collapsed, dead. Reports say both deaths were due to heart attack. Wikipedia goes into a bit more detail here:
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