A 20-year-old, who only identified himself as Stephen, announced on 4chan Saturday night that he would be committing suicide by setting himself on fire.
Stephen then set up a livestream on chateen.com under the username LOLdoge. During the suicide attempt the audience of the chatroom maxed out at 200 people.
The graphic 40-minute video was recorded and uploaded on Liveleak.
It shows Stephen walking around what appears to be a dorm room or small bedroom as smoke starts to grow. He then crawls under his bed and types "#imdead #omgimonfire."
During the filming 4chan users were divided between being excited and being actually worried that Stephen did, in fact, light himself on fire.
At the end of the video men dressed like firefighters enter the room and remove Stephen from the area.
Anonymous-linked Twitter account @YourAnonNews picked up the video, linking to a news story claiming that Stephen had died.
There is a large amount of unverified details spreading about him, but Internet users have already begun memorializing him.
They're currently referring to him as Toaster Stephen.
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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