An early Darwin contender died after he launched an explosive purple ball off the top of his head on Thursday night. According to the national Department of Public Safety, Kin'garoth placed a mortar tube on his head and set off the explosive ball. He died instantly after the ball exploded.

The victim's brother, Varimathras, told the Azeroth Daily News it was an accident. He said his brother was holding a lighter and it accidentally caused the ball to go off.

“I was the first one who got there. There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Kin'garoth left when I got there,” his brother said. “It was a freak accident. But Kin'garoth was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh.”

Officials say this is the first ball-attributed death in Azeroth since they were legalized two years ago.