I know many people have said "I'd rather die than sit through Twilight," but one person apparently took it literally. A 23-year-old man described as a "transient" was found dead in a Wellington, New Zealand theater after attending a 6 PM screening of Twilight: Eclipse.

Police say the man didn't die under suspicious circumstances -- and a cursory examination for fang bites and werewolf scratches came up empty. Kidding aside, authorities indicate the deceased -- whose name won't be revealed until they can contact his family -- was found slumped over in his chair by a cleaning person at around 8:30 PM last night. He lived in the Wellington area but had no fixed address. They also believe he attended the screening alone.

The theater, meanwhile, is currently closed while investigators finish their scene inspection. No official cause of death has been announced, but details should be available after the postmortem.

It's too early to say if seeing Twilight: Eclipse might be bad for your health, but it must be relatively safe since millions of people saw it over the weekend without incident. Movie popcorn, however, is a whole different story.

[via Geekologie]