After being found dead from “unexplained circumstances” in March, British reality television host Kristian Digby finally has a cause of death: auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong.
Digby, who was found in his home with a plastic bin liner over his head (and a sock inside that) and a canister of ethyl chloride nearby, was discovered by a friend who went to his two-bedroom home in Walthamstow, north of London, after Digby’s partner Jason Englebrecht was unable to reach him. Digby had hosted the show To Buy Or Not To Buy, a real estate reality show. At the time of his death, police investigated whether foul play was involved, but ultimately concluded Digby’s death was a solo act with awful consequences.
Risky sex acts: Just like when you head off to go rock-climbing, always take a buddy.
Idiot. The practice of auto-erotic asphyxiation is so stupid. Why even go there?!
Just because I’m genuinely confused and have no personal experience in this area:
Is it easy for a grown, physically capable man to accidentally suffocate himself in a plastic bag? It sounds like that would be a difficult thing to do.
@redball: The trouble is, they want to experience as close to proper suffocation (And the passing out that goes with it) as they can. And they sometimes misjudge that line >_O
erotic asphyxiation with a partner is one thing. They can stop.
You can’t stop yourself when you’re unconscious
@sam: Even with that being the case, a man’s dead. Foolish though he might have been queerty’s closing silo leaves a foul taste.
I’ve given up on other gays. You are all disgusting and undeserving of any rights.
@Ron – I’ve given up on ignorant assholes with that mentality…
Now, for the rest of you who are thinkers: Yes, this is terribly sad. But just like David Carradine, who died the same way, please be careful, people! Don’t do these things alone! Have a friend with you to supervise.
Everything in moderation, folks. I’m not gonna preach what’s right and wrong, just pace yourself.
@ron: It is totally irresponsible to make a blanket statement like that Ron. Straights do stupid stunts as well – are you saying you give up on all straights because of their idiocy? Don’t marginalise.
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Mr. Digby was a hottie. Shame.
He should have placed a lemon wedge in his mouth like the ‘pros’ do.
Apparently you bite down on the lemon wedge at the moment you feel you are going to pass out, and the lemon is supposed to jolt you awake.
At least, that’s what I saw on Six Feet Under a few years back…
Ultimately though, what an absolutely stupid thing to do.
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