London: A 21-year-old Briton hanged himself after a girl removed him as a "friend" on social network Facebook.
Simon Foxley from Hyde, Gloucestershire, became interested in the girl after meeting her on the website. But when he told her of his romantic feelings, she "unfriended" him from her list, said the Daily Mail.
Foxley tried to contact the girl but her friends reportedly bombarded him with abusive messages and told him to leave her alone.
After reading a message that read "Go and die", Foxley hanged himself in the garden of his home, the daily said.
His body was found by his 56-year-old father and his 18-year-old brother.
His family said that being "unfriended" and bullied on Facebook affected him terribly.
Before killing himself, Foxley wrote a suicide note that said: "Thank you for everything that you have done for me. I hope you all make the most of your lives and cherish the people and the moments you share with them. I can't say sorry enough times for it to be the slightest bit good."
Story first published:
December 29, 2011 18:14 IST