Brian Vigneault also known as ‘Poshybrid’, NA Streamer and member of FAME, has unfortunately passed away during a 24 hour stream. Brian was doing one of his usual 24 hour Make-a-Wish Children Charity streams, but after around 22 hours in, Brian started to feel unwell. He said he was going to go for a smoke, which is something he always did as he was a chain smoker, but never returned to the stream. His viewers thought that Brian had finally gone to sleep, but that wasn't to be the case.
The following day Brian came online in his Discord channel and one of his moderators asked how he was, unfortunately though, it wasn't Brian who responded. The person who responded was in fact a detective from the Virginia Beach police department who ware investigated Brian's death. The moderator said the following to say:
‘’Around 3:30AM CST Poshy said he was going for smokes and left the stream running, He never returned. around 11AM CST we were all still here assuming he had fallen asleep. around 19:00 Sorelor sees him online in discord and messages him. The person who responded identified himself as a detective and asked Sore to call him. Sore spoke wiht him, Called the Virginia Beach police department to confirm the detectives identity. The detective confirmed Brian had passed.’’
It's likely that 35 year-old Brian, who was a chain smoker and streamed for 20 hour long sessions all week, but huge strain on his cardiovascular system and as a result, his heart stopped working.
This isn't the first time that something like this has happened with long gaming streams, in fact, in some circumstances streamers have been seen hallucinating, fainting and in one case, having a heart attack. So be warned, long gaming sessions can be dangerous.
To Brian’s family, friends and fans, our condolences on your loss.
UPDATE: Jessica Gebauer has made a gofund.me page for Brian, people have raised $17,000 so far. if you want to donate as well, click here.