British man dies after doing ‘Gangnam Style’: report

Psy performing 'Gangnam Style'

'Gangnam Style', the year's biggest viral dance sensation, has reportedly claimed the life of an over-eager British man over the weekend.

According to The Telegraph, IT worker Eamom Kilbride, 46, suffered chest pains after dancing to the hit song "Gangnam Style" up on stage during his company's Christmas party in England.

Eamom Kilbride was at the party with his wife Julie, who was also celebrating her birthday. She told The Sun, "He had just finished dancing to 'Gangnam Style' with his pals on stage when he came back over to me. He kissed me and told me I was beautiful."

He then left to make his way to the toilet when he collapsed and eventually died of heart failure, most likely from over exertion when dancing to the hit phenomenon by Psy.

The death has prompted a warning from health officials informing middle-aged men to not overexert themselves during the festive season.

Related Stories:
'Gangnam Style' now most viewed YouTube video of all time
Psy admits he gets sick of 'Gangnam Style'
The staying power of 'Gangnam Style'

  • Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers
    Singaporeans slam NEA's $120 licence requirement for tissue sellers

    Singaporeans on social media reacted angrily to news that tissue sellers at hawker centres and street corners are being required to pay for an annual licence.

  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media.

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge...