Suicide in chat room.
On the day of his death, Kevin Whitrick was in a chatroom on PalTalk and was joined by about 60
other users in a special "insult" chatroom where people "have a go at each other".
He stood on a chair, punched a hole in his ceiling and placed a rope around a joist,
and then tied the other end around his neck, then stepped off the chair. Some people
thought this was a prank, until his face started turning blue. Some people in the chat
room egged him on while others tried desperately to find his address. A member in the room
contacted the police, who arrived at the scene two minutes later. Kevin Whitrick was pronounced
dead at 11:15 p.m. GMT.