An influencer from China died after drinking 7 bottles of alcohol during a live stream. Photo/Independent
BEIJING – An original influencer China was found dead at his home, hours after he live streamed and drank excessive amounts of alcohol.
Chinese influencer named Brother Three Thousand was found dead after downing seven bottles of alcohol during a live streaming broadcast on an application similar to China’s TikTok, Douyin, on May 16.
The man, identified by local media as Wang Moufeng, is a 34-year-old resident of Lianyungang in Jiangsu province.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows him drinking several bottles of baijiu liquor, a traditional grain liquor that contains up to 60 percent alcohol content. The man is seen pouring some on the table and setting it on fire to prove it was indeed alcohol and not some other liquid.
He was found dead after 12 hours of live broadcast, the Chinese website reported, adding that a funeral for him was being held on Saturday.
“When his family found him, he was already dead, he didn’t even get a chance to (get) emergency treatment,” said a man surnamed Zhao, who knew about the incident, told Shangyou News as reported by the Independent, Thursday (25/5/2023).
The incident sparked widespread discussion on Chinese social media, with netizens debating the security regulations for the app, which has billions of users.
Wang, who has 44,000 followers, was previously convicted of posting videos of drinking.