Claire Lin Facebook Suicide: Woman In Taiwan Dies, March 18, 2012
Claire Lin of Taiwan Committed Suicide as Her Friends Watched on Facebook
Claire Lin, a woman in Taiwan, appeared to commit suicide while chatting with friends on Facebook. Lin posted photos and gave a running commentary as she asphyxiated. A photo seemed to show a charcoal barbecue burning next to two stuffed animals. A later photo showed Lin's room engulfed in flames.
One friend wrote to Lin "Be calm, open the window, put out the charcoal fire, please, I beg you."
Lin replied: 'The fumes are suffocating. They fill my eyes with tears. Don't write me anymore.'
Her final Facebook message: "Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I'm dying, I still want FB (Facebook). Must be FB poison. Haha," she wrote via Facebook.
Previously in the chat, Lin had mentioned that she was upset about a recent break-up with her boyfriend.