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Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charity

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Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

News outlets report that 35-year-old Brian Vigneault was about 22 hours into playing "World of Tanks" on Twitch.tv when he stood up from his computer early Sunday to take a smoke break. He never returned.

Vigneault was found unresponsive at his Virginia Beach home later that evening and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Tonya Borman says police don't suspect foul play in his death. His cause of death is unclear.

Vigneault's Twitch profile says he had raised nearly $11,000 for various charities during his 5-year streaming career.

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