| Ilya Zhitomirskiy |
|Born||12 October 1989|
|Died||12 November 2011 (Age 22)|
Cause of death
|Inert gas asphyxiation|
|Victim of||premature death|
"Zhitomirskiy and his three co-founders have been very much rising stars in the tech startup world. Diaspora burst onto the scene by rasing more than $200,000 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter while they were still at NYU."
CNN reported that on November 14, 2011 that "Zhitomirskiy committed suicide, a source close to the company told CNNMoney on Sunday." It did not report how. An autopsy report from the Medical Examiner's office formally ruled the death as a suicide in April 2012.