The Death of @anjool
July 13, 2009 12:19 AM   Subscribe

After a client complained about his posting "I am hot, I am hot" on a financial website, Anjool Malde -- a hard-partying young banker from a small town in the UK who tweeted as @anjool -- went to a high-end London restaurant in a stylish suit, ordered champagne, and jumped off the balcony to his death.
posted by digaman (23 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Not clear on why this is posted here. Seems a bit rubbernecky/schaudenfreudey. -- vacapinta

What does his suit have to do with this? What does the "I am hot" comment even mean? And who cares that he was on Twitter? Suggested FPP re-write:

"Area man dies."
posted by mhjb at 12:28 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Young adult does something childish, it backfires, and he deals with it in a childish, over-the-top, entirely unneccessary response.

It's sad that it came to this but christ, the guy clearly had some growing up to do and the pattern of behaviour he's exhibited backs this up. Darwin is sleeping well tonight.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:30 AM on July 13, 2009

And nothing of value was lost.
posted by turgid dahlia at 12:33 AM on July 13, 2009

After a client complained, after he graduated college, after his 6th birthday. The fact is, after reading the links, no could say why he jumped. Sure, my initial reaction was "oh, if I can't be a rich, young banker, life isn't worth living. Who cares?" But there's no evidence that was his reason. Could it have been a contributing factor? Sure. But I would hazard a guess that there was probably more to it.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:38 AM on July 13, 2009

Hugo Boss do make some nice suits though.
posted by turgid dahlia at 12:38 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Uh, or he is like one of millions of people suffering from depression who showed little outward signs of it and everyone around him wanted to fill in the blanks with a narrative that they could understand. Or maybe there were signs and the surviving friends don't want to feel like they missed it, so they figure it must be about this trivial work incident.

Or maybe all you internet tough guys have it all worked out and good riddance cos he was a banker who partied it up AMIRITE?
posted by danny the boy at 12:39 AM on July 13, 2009 [5 favorites]

Note to people everywhere: try to live your life with a basic fundamental understanding of who you are and what your place is in this world, so that you don't go around hurting other people carelessly, or hurting yourself carelessly, or anything near either of those extremes -- and if you're having trouble doing this, ask people for help.
posted by davejay at 12:42 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I didn't really get why this merited hitting any sort of the websites I frequent such that I heard about it a few days ago, except that a young, "up-and-coming" professional decided to go out in something of a misguided-but-classy heap of glory? Who cares?

A local man jumped off the fourth level of a local hospital's parking structure in a misguided attempt to end his life. He's now in VERY bad shape, and not dead. Would it have been news enough for the FP if he tweeted first and got fired?
posted by disillusioned at 12:43 AM on July 13, 2009

Yeah, I find this recent twitter interesting:

has cried twice this decade. Yday/today over someone he never even met (though has listened to every day for 15 years).
12:24 PM Jun 26th from TwitterBerry

Also on his website is a reeeeally long Facebook note he posted. The signs of emotional distress already seep through there. The job thing might just have been the catalyst.

Here is him singing Hallelujah with some friends.

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

posted by ageispolis at 12:44 AM on July 13, 2009

Yeah? Well, fuck him.

You know who kills themselves? People with serious (and largely treatable) issues, and cowards who can't face that they've been assholes all their lives. Huzzah. One more asshole dead. The world breathes easier.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:52 AM on July 13, 2009

OK, I'm drunk and that was harsh. Still.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:54 AM on July 13, 2009

I take it none of you cocks saying things like "And nothing of value was lost" and "Darwin sleeps well tonight" have ever lived with depression.

It consumes your whole world. Everything you do and see and hear is coloured by the horrible hopeless futility of doing anything at all because it's all so bad. And suicide starts looking like a good thing. When you wake up every morning dreading having to do anything because of how much worse it makes you feel, ending it all seems like a gift from God by comparison. When every little thing around you reminds you of what a fraud, a failure, a fake you are, you feel worse. And you care a little less about things.. it's all so pointless, why bother? And then you see how much worse things are getting for you. And then you feel worse. And so you care a little bit less...

Eventually, you hit what the alcoholics call rock bottom. Things reach a crisis, a breaking point, and you cannot keep going. They cannot get any worse than they are. Sometimes it's before you do something stupid, sometimes you hit that point standing on the edge of a cliff ready to fling yourself off, or sitting on the Bloor-Danforth Viaduct--before they put in the suicide barrier.

And at that point, you either have a moment of clarity and find a way out, even if just for now... or you jump. He jumped.

A young man was so tormented inside that he felt it was better to kill himself than to face having to wake up again.

And you people say nothing valuable was lost. Shame on you.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:55 AM on July 13, 2009 [17 favorites]

and if you're having trouble doing this, ask people for help.

But no anyone on Mefi, apparently.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:56 AM on July 13, 2009

You know who else thought nothing of value was lost?
posted by WalterMitty at 12:57 AM on July 13, 2009

Just to be clear: I am dealing with a deep depression at the moment, but I am not suicidal, lest you get the wrong impression.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:58 AM on July 13, 2009

Right on, DNAB. Wish I could favorite that twice.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 12:58 AM on July 13, 2009

Bummer, tragic for friends and family. Yep. FPP worthy, not so much.
posted by iamabot at 1:01 AM on July 13, 2009

And nothing of value was lost.

Naina and Bharat would likely disagree.
posted by mattoxic at 1:01 AM on July 13, 2009

The more I think about this, the more I realize how the story is total bullshit. It is a narrative created by people who didn't know him well enough to see what was going on and prevent it. These are people who had no idea what was going on with him telling the press about why he killed himself. The F. So of course they shape the story to be about themselves, their industry, and how the pressures of banking broke this guy.

Maybe all you guys saying "fuck him" should be saying "fuck his friends" instead.
posted by danny the boy at 1:02 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Should have been McNamara.
posted by orthogonality at 1:02 AM on July 13, 2009

I agree with dnab that schadenfreude about suicide is not something we should do. Flagged as such.
posted by jouke at 1:08 AM on July 13, 2009

Beyond what you want to say about the dude, this post just ain't doin' it for me. Two articles and a twitter feed? I mean, I can read MyDeathSpace and get more out of that than this post.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 1:15 AM on July 13, 2009

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