Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman, who had been humiliated publicly after a private romantic encounter was broadcast live on the internet by his roommate, Dharun Ravi; killed himself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge on September 22 2010.
“Jumping off the gw bridge sorry,” was the final Facebook status from Tyler, just three days after his private life had been broadcast over the web and Twitter.
Tyler’s family said they were “cooperating fully” with the continuing criminal investigation against Ravi and his high-school pal and fellow Rutgers freshman Molly Wei. Rutgers University has also launched a full investigation.
“Tyler was a fine young man, and a distinguished musician,” they wrote. “The family is heartbroken beyond words.”