Sounds like murder to me.
"I read a while ago in the Nexus forums that the fiancee of a modder died after playing for 11 hours. A blood clot formed in his leg and two hours later she was dead."
Very suspicious that she died, after he played for 11 hours. Doubly suspicious that she died two hours after a blood clot formed in his leg.
I mean, isn't that taking sympathetic pain to new levels?
All I can say is that it was a very intense deathmatch session.
That's very typical of bad modding: He gets the clot, but she dies two hours later. He should have read this!!!!
On topic though; stay active. If you don't run or bike, make yourself do something similar if possible.
The cases with all-nighter -related deaths I've read about is typically very inactive gamers.
I remember around 12 years ago today. In Søborg, we had this net café, mostly people would go there to play LAN games, although some would play online. There was a boy who spent 3 days there, then he collapsed and died. Since then, the establishments as that have become a little more aware of how long their young customers spend there.
In general, though, I think these things are a little exaggerated. Both in the media and on the web. But the story with the kid in the net cafe actually happened in my neighborhood.