Graveyard Shift

10 People Who Tragically Died While Live Streaming Themselves

When a person’s life ends on live video, it can be viewed as a form of immortality. That mysterious line between life and death has been captured and remains a digital document. When someone passes while live streaming, global audiences can see the event in real-time. With the proliferation of social media and streaming apps, viewers experience the traumatic deaths, and many of the live videos are not legally allowed to be removed from the internet.

Some live streaming deaths are self-inflicted, but some are the results of random violence or auto accidents. While some victims are performers, others are regular citizens whose experience is captured online - sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. In the realm of live stream demises, those on Facebook are the most common, and many involve the use of firearms. The Facebook Live feature allows users to broadcast real-time events, similar to Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitch, and Instagram Live, among many others. After numerous accounts of individuals using the platform to broadcast violent events, Facebook initiated an uptick in self-harm prevention ads and live chat support for individuals in crisis. Death can occur anywhere and at any time, and these videos are a testament to the fragility of life.