“Death from Laughter” is recorded as a genuine cause of death throughout the history in England. A man known to have died due to laughing for 25 long minutes watching “The goodies”. His widow wrote a letter to the show to thank them for making his last moments of life pleasant.
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After watching, Alex Mitchell slumped on a sofa and died of heart failure on March 24, 1975.
A diagnosis of his granddaughter in 2012 showed evidence of inheritable long QT syndrome or abnormality in heart rhythm. This suggests that the same condition may have taken Alex Mitchell’s life.
Read about a bizarre event in which laughter spread amongst school girls and lasted for days!