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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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WTF Tom
this aint fake tom, it made national news
2010-05-22 00:15:44

Tom
fake!
2010-05-10 09:04:51

James
This is inaccurate. Only one person in a room of dozens called for help. The rest just sat by in bystander effect fashion.

@BALLBAG What does you bigotries have to do with this?
2010-05-03 12:38:12

BALLBAG
SHIT MAN,SOMEONE WITH A NAME LIKE,CHAVEZ.IS CALLING PEOPLE TRASH.I WOULD CHANGE MY NAME,MEXICO IS SUCH A SHINING EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF US.THATS WHY THEIR ALL TRYING TO FLOOD THE STATES.GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE STATES WITH THESE FUCKERS PILING IN.
2010-05-01 21:49:01

Sean MacCormack
Nawwww, he is STILL acting.

I'd sell that at Loblaws. Brampton Loblaw.
2010-04-21 23:43:29

Me
thats sad :( he was a good looking man.. im reading the article on http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Kevin_Neil_Whitri ck its sad.
2010-04-19 22:19:02

EMO BOY
Whoops
2010-04-04 11:18:55

EMO SLUT
damn that suks
2010-04-02 04:23:49

paine
wow, he killed himself over people talking shit in a
chatroom.. fucking pathetic!
2010-03-31 04:12:09

Dannobomb
That never happens in AOL chatrooms
:(
2010-02-21 22:12:48

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