I didn't think this was fake after I read the post. However after reading your comments and such, I'm thinking differently.
Wouldn't the cookies expire and the passwords be lost to the forum and shit? What would compell a "friend" to post on her gamer forum that she died? You think she would be trying to get over the lost of her not "advertise" her death to every online friend she had.
If I kicked the bucket tomorrow, and somehow my friends got my computer. They would not go post on devianART, where I usually hangout, that I died and you should all send me email.
For one, thye wouldn't spend the time to get the password, then tell all ym online friends that I'm dead.
I wasn't moved when I read this story. For one, this shit happens everyday, and this is important to bluesnews because she played a video game!? Wow....that's a pretty general thign to have in common. Maybe if this person was a professional gamer, or when around killing people with an axe because she played Rune so much...That would make it news worthy..