Thought Catalog

Man Dies, “Gangnam Style”

  • 0

Picture 967

The Telegraph reports that Eamonn Kilbride, 46, collapsed with chest pains in front of his wife at an office party while dancing to Psy’s popular hit song, “Gangnam Style.” Kilbride was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

Kilbride was attending a Saturday-night office party for the Thwaites Brewery, held in Darwen, Lancashire. The man, an IT manager, was there with his wife, Julie, who was celebrating her birthday.

The coroner said the man suffered acute heart failure.

The man’s wife says, “We were having a fantastic time at the Christmas party and Eamonn had just finished dancing to ‘Gangnam Style.’ He was up on stage and entertaining everybody. He said he had a bit of a pain and just collapsed.”

Kilbride had three children: Laurajade, 22, Jack, 21, and Conor, 18, all off at college.

“Gangnam Style” has been said to parody the lives of rich people in Psy’s home country of South Korea, and is accompanied by vigorous dance moves that mimic riding a horse.

The dance has been widely performed and interpreted by various public figures, including Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist.

Prior to his “Gangnam Style” success in the U.S. and around the world, Psy, back in 2004, performed a song that strongly protested the U.S.’s involvement in the Iraq War and, depending on the translation, may have called for American deaths in retribution. Nevertheless, the pop star recently performed at the White House’s “Christmas in Washington” concert at the invitation of President Obama, who shook his hand. TC mark

You should follow Thought Catalog on Google+ here.

Powered by Revcontent

Read more books in 2018…

Cut yourself some slack. One of the biggest regrets most people have about their 20s is that they didn’t enjoy them more. And I’m not talking about “buy more expensive dinners, take another trip to Thailand” type of enjoyment. I mean having the ability to take a deep breath and sip coffee in the morning knowing that you have done, and are doing, your best.

“These essays are slowly changing my life, as the title promises. As my friends’ birthday come along, they will all be receiving a copy of this wonderful book.” – Janie

Amazon: 4.8/5 stars
Goodreads: 4.29/5 stars

Click for an inspiring read!

More From Thought Catalog

Man Dies, “Gangnam Style” is cataloged in , ,
  • http://www.itmakesmestronger.com/2012/12/man-dies-%e2%80%9cgangnam-style%e2%80%9d/ Only L<3Ve @ ItMakesMeStronger.com

    […] Thought Catalog » Life […]

  • http://usakidstoday.info/man-dies-gangnam-style-thought-catalog/ » Man Dies, “Gangnam Style” | Thought CatalogUSAkidtoday: Everything you need

    […] Read this article: Man Dies, “Gangnam Style” | Thought Catalog […]

blog comments powered by Disqus