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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