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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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:/ thats from a chat program called paltalk I was in the room when this happend lol its was a bit crazy :/
2009-07-20 13:18:23

ich glaube dass er ist ein hodenlose Tussi. Selbstmord ist Emo
2009-07-12 20:10:49

Olivianus, Dickany.
2009-07-11 05:45:01

yh the landlord was not happed hes had to get the sealing plasterd again
2009-06-26 21:03:33

i heard of this.. its retarded! U shouldnt let what other people say in a chatroom get to you like that!
2009-06-18 02:05:24

2009-06-17 13:57:23

thats such a stupid thing to do
2009-06-17 05:13:13

hope hes insured
2009-06-16 13:06:43

Screw your qualifications. Screw diagnosis. Correct bad information but save your self important BS "MD".
2009-06-03 04:59:27

Kim....depressive disorder... yes that is conclusive. ADHD? By what grounds? Are you able to extract any certain evidence depicting there is a correlation between ADHD and suicide? Word of advice, do not diagnose others unless you are qualified.
2009-05-27 01:52:26

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