Inquisitor Ghost, a popular Call of Duty player and TikTok creator, died by suicide on October 13, 2023. He was 23 years old.
Inquisitor Ghost was known for his cosplay videos of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 character Ghost, as well as his Star Wars Inquisitor-themed videos. He had nearly 300,000 followers on the TikTok social media platform. On October 13, 2023, Inquisitor Ghost attempted suicide during a live stream on TikTok. Users who saw the livestream described seeing an empty room which was disturbed as an Italian woman smashed through a nearby window to perform CPR just out of screen.
The Italian woman screamed for help, shouting for an unseen third party to “call someone”. The woman then confirmed that the TikTok creator was “hanged” before asking: “where the f**k are they?”, referring to an ambulance. While CPR was attempted on the livestream, it’s not known if Inquisitor Ghost was successfully resuscitated. There are currently no reports from local Italian media regarding the creator.
The TikTok creator’s reported suicide comes after a month of controversy surrounding Inquisitor Ghost. During September, the creator was accused of grooming a minor. However, these allegations were later proven to be false.
Nevertheless, the creator saw huge backlash for their alleged actions. Inquisitor Ghost’s TikTok channel went dark on September 27. The first video since that was the live stream of the creator’s death.
Following the creator’s suicide, numerous TikTok creators have paid tribute to their work, posting images of their experiences meeting him at conventions and online.
Other fans have asked that developer Sledgehammer Games create a skin for the character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The creator expressed numerous times that his dream was to have a skin in the iconic FPS series.
Inquisitor Ghost’s TikTok channel has been banned following the user’s suicide livestream. Few videos of the creator have been archived online. More than 200 lawsuits have been filed against social media platforms since the start of 2022, many of them arguing that, even if the companies can’t be held liable for the content posted on their platforms, they should be accountable for harms built into their products. The suits include at least two dozen filed by school districts against some combination of Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube and their parent companies, alleging that they’re responsible for the youth mental health crisis in the United States.
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