Date
24 July 2017
The victim is wheeled out of Ruttonjee Hospital where he was certified dead after collapsing during a workout in Elegant Terrace in Conduit Road. Photos: Google Map, Metro Daily
The victim is wheeled out of Ruttonjee Hospital where he was certified dead after collapsing during a workout in Elegant Terrace in Conduit Road. Photos: Google Map, Metro Daily

Cancer survivor, 59, dies after gym workout

A 59-year-old cancer survivor died suddenly after exercising in an indoor gym.

The man, a fruit wholesaler surnamed Tam, had also recovered from a stroke, Apple Daily reports.

A forensic investigation is under way to determine the cause of death.

Tam, who lived with his family in Elegant Terrace in Conduit Road, collapsed on an exercise bike.

He was found unconscious by a neighbor who notified the police and the victim’s family.

Paramedics rushed him to Ruttonjee Hospital where he was certified dead.

Tam survived a stroke and brain cancer more than 10 years ago and worked out regularly to stay healthy, his son said.

Six men between 49 and 63 have died suddenly in the past four years after a gym workout.

This year, four deaths have been reported, including that of a 59-year-old Bloomberg editor who collapsed and died after cycling in a Wan Chai gym.

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