Ilya Zhitomirskiy

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Person.png Ilya Zhitomirskiy   TwitterRdf-icon.png
(businessman, hacker)
Ilya Zhitomirskiy.jpg
Born12 October 1989
Died12 November 2011 (Age 22)
San Francisco
Cause of death
Inert gas asphyxiation
NationalityRussian, US
Victim ofpremature death

Ilya Zhitomirskiy co-developed Diaspora, a distributed social network which was marketed as a Facebook killer.


"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."[1]


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.[2][3] An autopsy report from the Medical Examiner's office formally ruled the death as a suicide in April 2012.[citation needed]

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