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
|can't help but agree with the sentiments of 'kims' comment below. they should not have been goading him to 'end-it' and I shouldn't think that he was a 'selfish cnut' as someone called him. Well screwed up maybe and possibly a right pratt too but that we will never know. We do know that the others though are assholes first class - and they know it too. I shouldn't think he was shallow enough either to do it so as to be 'famous-for-15-minutes'. |
Sad really, RIP mate, it's over now.
|that is just pathetic, that's just sad......it's amazing that people will do anything to get themselves famous.|
|Kim, ADHD does not make you suicidal, you do realise that ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder right? Or are you just plain fucking stupid? And 'ahhh' are you some kind of fucking idiot? He's a selfish cunt for ruining the lives of all the people who were goading him to do it? Maybe they shouldn't have been trying to convince him to in the first place? Jesus christ you've got a weird outlook|
|Life is A beutiful gift God gifs you why would you want to kill your self if you have thoughts of killing your self please dont do it someone loves you even when you dont think so dont you know you got me and jesus. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fur is Murder
|"I hope he's insured."|
|on cam or not this man must of been really ill either to contemplate suicide or to alow others to talk him into it ie suffered from deppressive disorder or some sort of ADHD i do not think condeming this man for doing what he did was fair i mean after all all the ppl who were saying go on do it do it were saying yes i want to see you kill your self so i think less respect for them idiots who were smiling at him and encourging it and more sympathy for him in what he must of been going though and his family who have lost someone dear to him!|
|Call the police itsn ot funny omg |
|Selfish cunt.. they have to live with that the rest of there lives. truely haunting. this is why i stopped insulting people on the net.. shit really hits home and people do DO these things. was a laughing matter.. not anymore. |
|okay, the dude is 42, and he's making a cybersuicide pact???? don't kids do that as they want to fit in or belong or some garbage like that. he's flamin' insane!!|
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