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A musician has died after setting himself on fire while live streaming his suicide on Facebook.
Jared McLemore was rushed to hospital in Memphis, Tennessee but died from severe burns soon after.
The 33-year-old doused himself in kerosene before turning a lighter on himself outside a crowded bar where his ex-girlfriend worked.
Frantic screams could be heard during the video and a man is seen trying to help Mr McLemore, the New York Daily News reported.
Reports have suggested McLemore mumbled “goodbye” to his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Moore, who was a couple of feet away.
Mr McLemore had written on Facebook in January: “Please educate yourself on mental health. Please love each other through sickness.”
Ms Moore did not wish to comment, but her sister Sara Moore said Mr McLemore had “terrorised” Alyssa.
"We want to make clear that this happened because of a perfect storm of domestic abuse, the stigma around it, and the visceral reality of mental illness,"
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
I'm starting to sound like a broken record so I'll keep this short as possible. I said I hope this doesn't become a trend, about 5 Facebook incidents ago. Well..
originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
I don't know what is worse, suicide or murder being live streamed or the people watching it happen. It reminds me of two films, Videodrome and Untraceable. If there is money in views, could these people be getting groomed, having had their Facebook conversations etc read/stored/sold, which could single them out as easily manipulated, and then gently pushed into it for ratings/profit? Yeah, I know, that is seriously cynical.