'Gangnam Style' Death: Man, 46, Suffers Heart Attack Performing PSY Dance


A man from the United Kingdom passed away after suffering a heart attack while dancing to "Gangnam Style" at his office Christmas party. 

Eamonn Kilbride, 46, was imitating the popular horse-riding dance move that made Korean pop sensation PSY a worldwide phenomenon. However, tragedy struck when he collapsed to the floor.

The ordeal occurred at an office party for the Thwaites brewery, which is located in Blackburn, Lancashire, where Kilbride was employed as an IT manager. His wife Julie, who also celebrating her birthday, was present at the party held in Whitehall Country Club in Darwen, Lancashire, when he started to complain of having chest pains. Julie frantically attempted to revive him with CPR to no avail.

Paramedics arrived to the scene five minutes later and also tried to revive him, but Eamonn was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the Royal Blackburn Hospital just after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The family stated that the coroner told them Kilbride had suffered from acute heart failure.

Julie, who was married to Eamonn for 23 years, spoke to Fox News about the incident.

"I want people to know how he would help anybody whether it was a life-long friend, or someone he had just met," she said. "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. Eamonn was such an intelligent man, he inspired out children and made sure they had a good education. He loved me dearly and would tell people all the time. I know he thought the world of us," she added.

An investigation into Eamonn's death was conducted by the police, however, officers quickly determined that there was no foul play involved.

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