No, most people don't realize that when you engage with any type of multimedia, particularly gaming it raises your blood pressure and stress levels. 40 hours of non-stop stress and increased cardio in a sedentary position is a recipe for an early death, although in some cases, apparently an acute case of myocardial infrarction.
So, get up and walk around every few hours! Also, try not to stress out...
The lack of food and/or water probably also contributed to the medical risk of dying... An unstressed person can go about a week w/o food, but only 2-3 days without water... add the stress, and it's much less..
In the early days of the Internet Japan & Korea were having issues with people being too addicted and having various massive health problems as a result. In some countries there are laws in-place to prevent just these kinds of things..