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03/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Taiwanese Man Dies After Watching 'Avatar'

A 42-year-old man in Taiwan has died of a stroke likely caused by over-excitement from watching the 3-D blockbuster epic "Avatar," USA Today reports.

The man, identified only by his last name Kuo, is said to have had a history of high blood pressure. During the screening, in the Taiwanese city of Hsinch, Kuo reportedly began to feel unwell; by the time he reached the hospital he was unconscious. A scan showed that his brain was hemorrhaging. Kuo died 11 days later.

An emergency-room doctor told AFP: "It's likely that the over-excitement from watching the movie triggered his symptoms."

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