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''Took all my pills, bye bye'': Woman commits suicide on Facebook... and none of her 1,082 online friends help

A depressed charity worker killed herself as Facebook users mocked a suicide note she left on the social networking website. So-called Facebook %E2%80%98friends%E2%80%99 of Simone Back responded with cruel messages after she posted a message that read: %E2%80%98Took all my pills be dead soon so bye bye every one.%E2%80%99 One user replied calling her a liar who %E2%80%98overdoses all the time%E2%80%99 while another said it was %E2%80%98her choice%E2%80%99. Miss Back, 42, is thought to have been dying of an overdose as the messages were posted on Christmas Day. Yesterday Miss Back%E2%80%99s mother demanded to know why none of her daughter%E2%80%99s 1,082 Facebook friends tried to save her. Jennifer Langridge, 60, said: %E2%80%98Nobody told me anything about it until the following day when I was sent a text saying %E2%80%9CGet help%E2%80%9D. I am disabled so can%E2%80%99t get up the stairs to Simone%E2%80%99s flat so I called the police straight away. It is upsetting to think nobody did anything for my daughter.%E2%80%99 Miss Back%E2%80%99s friend, Samantha Owen, said: %E2%80%98Everyone just carried on arguing with each other on Facebook like it wasn%E2%80%99t happening. Some of those people lived within walking distance of Simone. %E2%80%98If one person just left their computer and went to her house her life could have been saved.%E2%80%99 Miss Back posted her final status update at 10.53pm on Christmas Day. At 11pm, one of Miss Back%E2%80%99s friends wrote in response: %E2%80%98She ODs all the time and she lies.%E2%80%99 An hour later a Facebook user wrote: %E2%80%98Did you catch the part about Simone taking pills?? .. the %E2%80%98bye bye%E2%80%99 part?? Did anyone go by personally and check on Simone.. or call 999?? what%E2%80%99s wrong with you people??%E2%80%99 The first friend responded: %E2%80%98She does it all the time, takes all of her pills,%E2%80%99 adding: %E2%80%98She%E2%80%99s not a kid anymore.%E2%80%99 Another Facebook user replied: %E2%80%98If any of you lot actually call yourself a friend one of you should call around and see if she%E2%80%99s ok, so glad I don%E2%80%99t personally know any of you, heartless.%E2%80%99 After the discovery of Miss Back%E2%80%99s body on Boxing Day, Mrs Langridge posted a message on her daughter%E2%80%99s page: %E2%80%98My daughter Simone passed away today so please leave her alone now.%E2%80%99 Miss Back, from Brighton, is thought to have had relationship troubles. A spokesman for the site insisted the safety of its users was of %E2%80%9Cparamount importance%E2%80%9D. A statement said Facebook was %E2%80%9Cdeeply saddened%E2%80%9D to hear of Ms Back%E2%80%99s death. 'We have a close working relationship with the Samaritans and have a process in place whereby friends and family who are concerned about someone can report it to us through the help centre,%E2%80%9D it said. 'A team of trained professionals are then able to review the case and the Samaritans will make contact with the person at risk.' * For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see for details THE CRUEL TAUNTS AS SUICIDE WOMAN LAY DYING Simone Back's last message was posted on Christmas Day. At 10:53pm she posted: 'Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.' 11.01pm Friend A: 'She ODs all the time and she lies.' 11.02pm Friend B: 'I hope that she is lying about this or you're going to feel guilty tomorrow.' Boxing Day, 12.09am Friend C: 'Did you catch the part about Simone taking pills?? .. the 'bye bye' part?? Did anyone go by personally and check on Simone.. or call 999?? what's wrong with you people?? is the gossip really more important than her??' 12.56am Friend A: 'She does it all the time, takes all of her pills. She's not a kid anymore.' 12.01pm Friend D: 'She has a choice and taking pills over a relationship is not a good enough reason.' Miss Back's mother Jennifer Langridge later posted on her daughter's Facebook page: 'My daughter Simone passed away today so please leave her alone now.'

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