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Gamer's funeral live-streamed on Twitch TV (Obituaries)
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The funeral of a 24-year-old professional video gamer from the US who was killed in a car crash has been streamed on live video gaming platform Twitch.
posted: 11/10/2016
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Robin Williams Died at 63 (Obituaries)
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Robin Williams, an actor who brougham heart and spontaneous comedy to any role he was given, died today at 63, a suspected suicide after struggling with severe depression and substance abuse problems.
posted: 12/08/2014
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Frederik Pohl's Passing (Obituaries)
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On September 2nd 2013, at age 93, Science Fiction grand author Frederik Pohl passed away.
posted: 04/09/2013
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Artificial Intelligence pioneer John McCarthy dies (Obituaries)
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John McCarthy, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, has died at the age of 84, the Stanford School of Engineering announced.
posted: 27/10/2011
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Gamer Chris Staniforth's death blamed on DVT (Obituaries)
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A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use. Chris Staniforth, 20, who would play his console for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
posted: 30/07/2011
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Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site (Obituaries)
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Flight simulator site Avsim has been "destroyed" by malicious hackers.
posted: 15/05/2009
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Willem Kolff Dies (Obituaries)
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Medical and prosthetic inventor Willem Kolff has died, at the age of 97. He officially retired 22 years ago, and unofficially retired 11 years ago, yet kept working on prosthetics until death caught up with him, on February 11, 2009.
posted: 14/02/2009
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Teen killed mother in Halo 3 row (Obituaries)
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A US teenager killed his mother and wounded his father in revenge after they took away his violent computer game, a judge has ruled.
posted: 14/01/2009
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Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 (Obituaries)
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Arthur C Clarke died at 8pm GMT, yesterday. He died in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, of respiratory complications and heart failure.
posted: 20/03/2008
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Gary Gygax, Game Pioneer, Dies at 69 (Obituaries)
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Yesterday, Gary Gygax, pioneer of tabletop roleplay, and the man largely responsible for D&D, the fantasy ruleset that popularised roleplay and brought so many fantasies to life, passed away.
posted: 05/03/2008
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