WEST PALM BEACH, FL – There’s something to be said about leaving at the top of your game. And if your game is eating bugs, well then you might as well be the best damn bug eater you can be.
32-year-old Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach, Florida died a champion, after he won a prized python in a contest held at the Ben Siegel Reptile Store, by eating dozens of live roaches and then collapsing.
About 20 to 30 people took part for a chance to win an $850 snake. All participants signed waivers before chowing down on the bugs and no other contestants got sick. Shortly after being declared the winner of the bug eating contest, Archbold barfed-up the roaches and worms, collapsing at the front of the store. He was later declared dead at the hospital.
The official cause of death is still pending.