Whether or not this is true, I can't say. A search of Snopes.com found no information on the story
A WEST NYACK, N.Y. MAN was found dead at his computer apparently the victim of trying to keep up with too many professional forums. Childress H. Wanamaker, 54, an account executive at a New York-based new media company, died of starvation according to the West Nyack coroner's office. Wanamaker's emaciated body was found by Loraine, his wife of 26 years, who told MediaPost she had been bringing her husband meals on plastic trays for weeks, but that he never took the time to eat them.
"He was glued to his computer 24/7," she said tearfully. "He was so afraid he was going to miss an opportunity to contribute a comment or start a discussion, that he just stopped eating." She added that Wanamaker's last words were "OK Picard, stick that in your pipe and smoke it..."
But regardless if its true or not, the moral of the story should be noted...Don't let yourself become a dKos Junkie!
If you find your self doing things like this, its time to step away from the computer:
Police found what appeared to be an organization chart taped to the wall of Wanamaker's den with lines linking small photos of people unknown to the police including a Tom Hespos and an Adam Boettiger. Neither is considered a suspect in Wanamaker's death.
Its all too easy for folks with addictive personalities to get "hooked" on blogs. This gentleman (if true) was active on 48 different blogs, according to the article.
These are the same folks who are likely to become addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even things like CNN Headline News (don't laugh. The program is DESIGNED to be addictive.)
Something to think about as you blog the night away....