Thursday, November 20, 2008
19 Year Old Dies On Internet TV
Broward County Teen Suicide Live On Internet TV
A Broward county youth apparently committed suicide Wednesday while broadcasting a live video cast on Justin.tv, according to news reports. Abraham K. Biggs allegedly committed suicide while viewers of his live webcasting channel on Justin.tv and chat forum users on bodybuilding.com watched.
Biggs was said to have overdosed on pills while on camera, but reportedly was alive for hours until the Broward county Sheriff's department was notified. According to a news reports on newteevee.com "The video kept running until police and EMTs broke Biggs' door down and blocked the camera's view."
Biggs' live broadcasting screen name and channel on Justin.tv was called "feels_like_ecstacy" and the channel has now been taken down, including any archives of the event.
Newteevee.com reports that "Justin.tv has already come under fire for another problem with live broadcasts copyright infringement. The Premier League is reportedly threatening legal action against the site over unauthorized broadcasts of soccer games."
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-150666 - The apparent suicide
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=206599326&blogID=448635738&Mytoken=27111661-1B4C-4ECD-8D5BDF4EEAC56FF1273775561 - Victim's Last MySpace Blog And Viewer Comments
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?referrerid=103730&t=1641934 - a note allegedly left and live screen shots of emergency personnel at scene
http://www.myspace.com/forgettingthepastagain - My Space page gives possible clues from "CandyMan" Abraham Biggs
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=206599326 - Blog Entry A Goodbye Message?