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Man Dies After 6-Ton Porn Collection Falls on Him [Updated]

See below for an update to this story.

There are a lot of dangers associated with porn consumption, and now we need to add one more to the list: Your porn collection could kill you. According to a recent report at Asia Wire, a Japanese man was crushed to death when his massive collection of pornographic magazines fell on him.

The 50-year-old man's rotting corpse was discovered by his landlord, who entered his apartment to find out why the rent had not been paid for the past six months. The man, identified only by the name Joli, was found dead under a huge pile of X-rated magazines. (See pictures here.)

Details of the story come from a member of a cleaning team, who said his company was brought in to remove the magazines "discreetly" so that neighbors wouldn't notice. They apparently wanted to spare the man's family the shame of having the neighbors learn that their son was a porn hoarder.

The cleaner speculated that the man may have died from a heart attack and fallen into the stack of magazines, which then fell on top of him. He said that if he was still conscious when the magazines fell on him, they would have muffled his cries. The man's body was so rotted when the cleaners finally dug him out that fluid had seeped across the floor and soaked into newspapers that were lying around. His eyes had also popped out, the cleaner reported.

Every space in the apartment was occupied by piles of pornographic magazines, the cleaner said. The man also collected clippings of some of his favorites. The entire collection weighted 13,228 lbs.

UPDATE: According to an article in Nikkon-Spa, the official cause of death was a heart attack (rough translation from Japanese via Google Translate):

A man in her 50's in Kanagawa prefecture who used to work for a major car maker once was buried in the clippings of this erotic magazine and was breathed out in a state of turbulence. The cause of death is myocardial infarction. More than a month after death had passed ... Unfortunately, in this room, the clippings of erotic magazines played the role of absorbing body fluid from the body and there was no damage to downstairs at all. Usually it will be one month after death, body fluid will inhale upstairs, repair cost will be enormous.