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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

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Horrible thing that happened. Internet goading is fucked, ppl don't know what they're thinking. It's all fun & games until something like this happens.
2009-10-31 20:48:45

The computer told him to do it
2009-10-29 21:59:13

2009-10-24 21:59:48

he doesnt know he was going to hell
2009-10-18 10:56:15

wow over a chat room...unique way to be popular...ur nobody till ur gone
2009-10-14 14:37:49

Analed capitalism
He should've done a kamikaze and crashed a jumbo jet full of like minded people into buckingham palace or some military base
2009-10-14 04:13:58

2009-10-14 04:12:50

Sometimes ya gotta get out of here.Interesting way to check out,ya have to give him that.
2009-10-05 18:34:09

He's no Ripper.
2009-10-02 21:46:10

Should of said he was fucking hard core.
2009-09-03 06:27:58

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