Monday, August 20, 2007
Suicide → UK man commits suicide on webcam
Kevin Whitrick, 42, took his life after being goaded by dozens of chatroom users from across the world who initially believed he was play acting. But as they watched in horror, Mr Whitrick climbed onto a chair, smashed through a ceiling and then hanged himself with a piece of rope. Stunned by what they had witnessed - broadcast on a popular chatroom website used by millions of people across the globe - chatroom users immediately contacted the police. Officers rushed to the electrician's home in the Wellington area of Shropshire within minutes, smashing down the door to try to save him. Despite their efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An Internet suicide pact (cybersuicide pact) is a suicide pact made between individuals who meet on the Internet. Although the majority of such Internet-related suicide pacts have occurred in Japan, similar incidents have also been reported from other countries including Hong Kong, South Korea, Germany, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Sweden.
Wiki Article: Internet suicide
|wow over a chat room...unique way to be popular...ur nobody till ur gone|
|He should've done a kamikaze and crashed a jumbo jet full of like minded people into buckingham palace or some military base|
|Sometimes ya gotta get out of here.Interesting way to check out,ya have to give him that.|
He's no Ripper.
|Should of said he was fucking hard core.|
|Fuck you Ivan. Don't give me that whole holier than thou bullshit. The guy was tired of life. I can relate. Get fucked to anyone who calls him selfish.|
|magna you were there? I was there too im 13 and got really chocked when I saw it lol it wasnt funny :/|
|It does seem selfish, but being in that state of mind I doubt he would be thinking clearly. It's just very sad, and a horrible thing for his family to come to terms with.|
|For anyone and especially a father of two young children, suicide is a selfish choice, the presumably "easy way out" of his unhappy feelings at that moment. In any suicide the real victims are always left behind, in this case, his children, wife and anyone unfortunate enough to have witnessed this on the internet.|
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