A 19-year-old has apparently committed suicide while filming himself on the online live-video streaming service Justin.TV. According to NewTeeVee
, not only has the suicide been confirmed, but he was apparently egged on by commenters at both Justin.TV and BodyBuilding.com.
Abraham K. Biggs
killed himself on camera Wednesday night. His handle was CandyJunkie on the Bodybuilding.com forum and Feels Like Ecstasy
on Justin.TV. According to reports, he posted a suicide note on the Bodybuilding.com forum
, but strangely (suspiciously), that forum is down for "maintenance."
The suicide note was cross-posted to this forum
At that point, Biggs turned on his Justin.TV channel, took the pills and laid down to go to sleep on his bed, in front of all. Watchers evetually became concerned, and called the Broward County Sheriff's Department, who broke down the door (video below, may be disturbing to some) before covering up the camera.
NewTeeVee confirmed Biggs' death with the Broward County medical examiner.
While not explicitly related to cyberbullying, it's truly ironic that this occurred on the same day that the Megan Meier MySpace Suicide case against Lori Drew commenced
It's sad. His Facebook page seems to be one of a good person, one dedicated to his friends. His note on the FP says:
Hi there, Mr. Biggs speaking. I'm a good hearted guy, I care a lot about my friends and my family and I would do almost anything for them. I'm the kind of person that is there for my friends regardless of time, I tell all my friends even if it's 3-4AM and they need someone to talk that they can always call and I'll never turn them away.
It's unfortunate no one took his posts and threats seriously; since he was lying there for hours he might have been saved.