1500 Watch as Teen Commits Suicide in Front of His Webcam
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Abraham K. Biggs, known as CandyJunkie on the BodyBuilding.com forums that he frequented, had threatened to commit suicide many times. However, last week, he really meant it. And so it was that Abraham Biggs downed an overdose of anti-depressent medications, and hundreds of people watched his webcam while he died.

The video from Abraham Biggs’ webcam was also posted on Justin.TV. It has since been taken down, but while up the description read:


“CandyJunkie was a regular poster on Bodybuilding.com, and a bit of an attention whore, but so is half the misc section of bb.com. CandyJunkie, though, posted a lot about taking depressants and muscle relaxers. He made threads [sic] threatening to OD on these drugs several times but never followed through until Wednesday, November 19th 2008. Live on justin.tv he overdosed and seemed to fell [sic] asleep. He passed away some time later as about a hundred or so miscers watched. Local authorities were eventually notified, but were hours too late. Rest in peace.”

In reality, it is estimated that as many as 1500 people watched over the course of the twelve hours between when Biggs stated his intention and took the overdose, and when he died and was discovered by police. Some people actually egged him on, others discussed whether he had taken enough medication to actually kill him. But nobody bothered to alert authorities until it was too late. By the time someone contacted the forum administrator with what was going on – and the BodyBuilding.com administrator contacted the police where Abraham was, in Broward County, Florida – Abraham Biggs was dead.

The last image on Abraham’s webcam, before it was taken down, was of the police entering, weapons drawn, and then finding the body.

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This is a sad case, on all levels. And it raises the question – what, if any – responsibility did those watching, the BodyBuilding.com administrators, and the Justin.tv adminstrators, have?

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5 thoughts on “1500 Watch as Teen Commits Suicide in Front of His Webcam
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  1. not the first and not the last one. Too bad each time americans show so cold and stupid that there is no help. This is getting old and really makes you think when your on cam that people are just watching for you to die too.

  2. this is so sad. i read about this in a magazine . can’t those onlookers be charged with something ? not alerting the police or something; thinking it was a joke or not .

  3. I heard this story somewhere else, and I must say I am speechless. What has become of the Internet as we knew it?

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