Twitch streamer Brian Vigneault dies during 24-hour charity livestream

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Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault, a World of Tanks Twitch streamer, has died from unknown causes during a 24-hour charity livestream.

The 35-year-old father of three was 22 hours into his stream on February 19, which was raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when he disappeared from the stream for a cigarette break. He never returned.

Vigneault had been doing marathon streams over the course of a few weeks, and when he didn’t return viewers thought he had fallen asleep.

According to fans on his Twitch chat, he left the stream running at 3:30am CST and went for a smoke. Viewers at 11am CST assumed he had dozed off. At around 19:00 that night, one viewer saw him appear on Discord and sent him a message, but it was a detective who responded.

The detective told the concerned viewer that Vigneault had passed away. The identity of the detective was confirmed with a phone call to the Virginia Beach Police Department.

People have previously died during marathon gaming sessions. In fact, it’s a semi-regular occurrence in Korean PC bangs. The cause of death for Vigneault has not been confirmed, however.

Our thoughts are with his friends, family, and fans.

Mod message via Twitch
Our dear friend and fellow steamer PoShYbRiD has passed away on Feb 19th. the family has chose to not release the details of his passing. We feel it is best to just remember him for who he was, and not think about what happened. if you wish to donate to hlp his three children you can do so at this GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/poshybrid/


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IlcamorristaPosted:

Rigged Wow, sad to hear this. RIP man


I feel bad for the people who watched this!"
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MajPosted:

Wow, sad to hear this. RIP man

IlcamorristaPosted:

MyNameIsVest Wow this is sad RIP man I hope they reach there needed amount !


Still in my prayers RIP to those people.

IlcamorristaPosted:

Lukasbruh That's just crazy! Feel so sorry for the family.


Imagine if it happened to one of your own!

IlcamorristaPosted:

That's sad, hopefully his friends and family can pull through this together. Rest In Piece Brian

LukasbruhPosted:

That's just crazy! Feel so sorry for the family.

NicholasPosted:

This is a terrible thing to happen, and I feel awful ...

SwiftPosted:

I saw this a couple days ago on /r/livestreamfail and the links in that post you could tell that he was a heavy smoker. Some people were mentioning how he could be on some kind of opiates. Also worth noting that he has been known in the past to pocket charity donations and spend them on cigarettes.

I hate to be negative after someone's passing, but damn these things dont happen out of nowhere. I feel for his family and people that watched him everyday. I really hope the gofundme goes well for them.

MyNameIsVestPosted:

Wow this is sad RIP man I hope they reach there needed amount !

MusketPosted:

That's sad, hopefully his friends and family can pull through this together. Rest In Piece Brian