Moscow: YouTube viewers were left in shock after a man who was drinking vodka while streaming the act live died. The 60 year old Russian man took up a challenge of finishing 1.5 litres of vodka while streaming the act live on YouTube.
According to a report in The Independent, the Russian man known as ‘Grandfather’ was apparently offered money for this act by a YouTuber. The challenge was among the many ‘thrash streams’ or ‘trash streams’ that have become a trend on social media where users are challenged to perform humiliating acts or stunts in exchange of money while a huge audience watches it live.
Independent has quoted local media reports which have identified the Russian man as 60-year-old Yuri Dushechkin. He was challenged by a YouTuber to consume alcohol or hot sauce on air in exchange of money.
According to the Russian media reports, the man collapsed and died after consuming 1.5 litres of vodka. His body was still visible on the livestream platform as the viewers watched him die.