In one of the most bizarre reasons to die, a student vlogger hanged himself after losing his iPhone. The university undergraduate was heard by his dorm neighbors at night as he was sobbing and crying for losing his phone earlier in the day.
Archie Day, 20, had lost his phone after a night out in Manchester, and he was so upset about it. His fellow students came around to comfort him for his loss.
The day after the drunken night out at an Arctic Monkeys themed club night, Archie was found dead by a duty manager at Peel Park halls of residence at Salford University in Greater Manchester.
An inquest into his death said he had been upset at the loss of his Apple iPhone.
Mr. Day has been known to have struggled with depression, but he had told his parents on his last visit home that he was much better, so it indeed came as a tremendous shock to his parents to have received the strange news of his death via suicide.
In a statement read at Bolton Coroner’s Court, Archie’s flatmate Kane Markham, said Mr Day had not shown signs he would take his own life after the night out in Manchester.
Markham said, ‘I knew that he suffered from depression, but I didn’t realise how bad it was as he was so outgoing. His Instagram page said ‘Should have died already’ and he was into musicians who rapped about depression – but I think he got comfort from those artists.
‘He was a loud and charismatic character and he always seemed to be a bit of a ringleader. That night he had least four drinks of Stella there and was also sipping out of other people’s drinks. He did seem to talk to anyone and at 2.30am he sent a message to our WhatsApp group asking where we were and, as a joke, we said that we went home.
‘We booked a taxi and got in to leave and when we got to it, we noticed that Archie wasn’t there. I tried to call Archie but there was no answer but as we got back, we spoke to another student who was talking about Archie and he said that he Archie was in his room and he had been mugged. There was a security guard in the room with Archie and was sobbing uncontrollably.’
Mr. Day was found dead the next day in his room. Family sources believed that the alcohol he consumed helped to push him over the edge.