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'Gangnam Style' turns deadly for PSY fan

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A 46-year-old fan of South Korean pop sensation PSY died over the weekend while dancing to the singer's international smash hit "Gangnam Style."

Irishman Eamonn Kilbride, a father of three, suffered a heart attack at a Christmas party in Burnley, England, last Saturday and died while showing off his galloping PSY moves. The tragedy was especially hard on his wife Julie, who was celebrating her birthday at the bash. Acute heart failure has been listed as the official cause of death, according to the UK's Daily Mail.

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"I want people to know how he would help anybody whether it was a life-long friend, or someone he had just met," Julie Kilbride told the Daily Mail. "He was a great family man and he worked so hard. Eamonn was always the life of the party and loved dancing."

The sad news comes a week after PSY issued an apology to U.S. fans following the discovery of footage featuring the rapper making anti-American remarks at a rally in South Korea a decade ago. Video of PSY at anti-U.S. events in 2002 and 2004 were unearthed online and he issued a statement explaining his participation in the rally was "part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two innocent Korean civilians that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time."

He added, "While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words."

125Comments
Dec 18, 2012 3:39PM
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What do the last 2 paragraphs of the article have to do with what happened to the gentleman who died? 
Dec 16, 2012 9:17PM
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did he accually die?!?!??????!!!!!!!
Dec 15, 2012 7:20PM
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so sad i knew gangnam style was evil
Dec 15, 2012 8:48AM
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The man had heart issues hus death could have occured doing any exercise. I really feel sadness forr his family for their loss and to have such a idotic story summing up the end of his life, this makes the whole situation even more tragic. I feel stupid for even reading the story. My prayers are with his family  at this time.

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