17-year-old Boy Dies from Stroke Caused by Hickey

August 31, 2016 | Updated: 3:00 p.m., September 6, 2016

MEXICO CITY — Sometimes a hickey, love bite, or whatever you want to call it, can really suck. And unfortunately for one 17-year-old boy in Mexico City, a hickey from his 24-year-old girlfriend turned out to be deadly. Seriously … we can’t make this up!

We’ll come back to the fact she’s 24 years old in a minute — but, first who knew a hickey could kill you, right?

Well, doctors are calling it a “rare phenomenon” and in this case, they believe the teen’s hickey created a blood clot that went to his brain and later caused him to have a stroke.

Believe it or not, back in 2011, a woman from New Zealand reportedly had a very similar fate. Except her blood clot caused her to have a heart attack.

Now the parents of the Mexico City teen are blaming the 24-year-old girlfriend for his death, but she’s reportedly gone missing.