Man Dies of Starvation Trying to Keep Up with Online Communities?
He was glued to his computer 24/7," [his wife] said tearfully. "He was so afraid he was going to miss an opportunity to contribute a comment or start a discussion, that he just stopped eating. "He felt under terrible pressure to be part of the online community," said his son, Lucian, who says he tried several times to get his father's attention and lure him away from the computer.Source: inter alia
Update: Seems I've been duped along with a lot of others! This is apparently not true. It did seem unbelievable, but the story looked legit.