A woman in her 20s died after being overworked. According to the Asian publication Mumbrella, Mita Diran died due to heart failure and working long hours.
Diran worked as a copywriter for the advertising agency Y&R in Jakarta, Indonesia, for over one year. She would often tweet about working long hours and drinking energy drinks to stay awake. Her father said that she went into a coma after working three days straight.
Her last tweet before dying read: “30 hours of working and still going strong.”
Below are a few of her tweets that detailed her rigorous work schedule and eating junk food to stay awake.
30 hours of working and still going strooong.
— Mita Diran (@mitdoq) December 14, 2013
So it’s 2AM, Friday night and I’m at the office, nibbling on junk food with 9 other creatives. I’m actually okay with this. #AgencyLife
— Mita Diran (@mitdoq) October 25, 2013
Alright, one full week of going home past 2am from the office. Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we just broke a record.
— Mita Diran (@mitdoq) November 8, 2013