Saturday, November 22, 2008
Abraham Biggs committed suicide over a webcam. The 19-year-old community college student posted that he was going to kill himself on a bodybuilding forum several hours ahead, but other users didn't take him seriously. He later used Justin.tv to broadcast his suicide, taking multiple pills and then lying down on the bed with his back to the camera. Several hours later, webcam watchers became concerned that he wasn't breathing.
When the police arrived, Abraham Biggs was dead. The webcam video showed police breaking down the door, checking for a pulse, and then blocking the camera. An autopsy found that he died from an overdose of opiates and benzodiazepine, drugs used to treat his bipolar disorder. Biggs participated on the BodyBuilding.com forum under the username CandyJunkie and had a history of making threats against himself.
In his suicide note, the Floridian student explained his decision, pointing to his failure at school and at his job. He concluded with a quote, "Can't feel pain if your dead? Just Saying."
On his MySpace page, Abraham Biggs describes himself as "a good hearted guy" who "would do almost anything for" his friends and family. He also said he was very goal-oriented and knew what he wanted to do with his life.
Report on Abraham Biggs Suicide (Video)
Abraham Biggs Photos
Abraham Biggs with Girl