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College student dressed as Spider-Man falls to his death while trying to take a perfect superhero selfie on 5th-floor balcony

By Emily Lewis 1:20 PM January 11, 2018
Spider-Man on top of a building (illustration)

A well-liked student fell to his death while dressed as a superhero, according to police in Taiwan.

Changhua County police said that the 30-year-old student who was identified as Lee dressed as Spider-Man and tried to take a selfie while squatting on a fifth-floor balcony.

He lost his balance and fell to his death.

According to the police investigation, Lee was a student at the Da-Yeh University.

His friends described him as lively and active.

Lee had an interest in Spider-Man and would often dress as the superhero.

In his spare time, Lee dressed as Spider-Man and climbed on walls of tall buildings and squatted on balconies in order to mimic his favorite superhero.

On Wednesday, at around 5:00 p.m., Lee set up his camera on the fifth floor of the Da-Yeh University dormitory and squatted on the balcony.

He lost his balance and fell 50 feet to the ground below.

Lee suffered severe head trauma but paramedics managed to revive him at the scene.

Lee was rushed to the Yuanlin Christian Hospital, where he later died as a result of the head injury.