FACEBOOK failed to stop the live broadcast of a suicide despite dozens of people begging it to.
Jonathan “Bazza” Bailey, 50, had posted at 1pm on Saturday that he intended to take his life and began live-streaming.
Horrified users said they alerted Facebook but the video kept rolling until Jonathan died — as more than 400 people reportedly watched.
The fitness fan and mental health campaigner was found dead at a pro- perty in Packmoor, Staffs.
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Facebook said it sent Jonathan support documents when his suicidal post was uploaded and before his live-stream.
It added: “The live stream was deleted very soon after being posted.
“Our thoughts go out to Mr Bailey’s family.”