Founder of Open-Source Facebook Foe Dies at 22

Posted: November 15, 2011 in US News

FoxNews.com
November 15, 2011

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the co-founders of Facebook-alternative Diaspora, died Saturday night at the age of 22.

A spokesman for the San Francisco medical examiner’s office confirmed the death of Zhitomirskiy to FoxNews.com, originally reported Sunday by popular tech news blog TechCrunch. He was unable to confirm reports that the young man committed suicide.

Confirmation of the final cause of death could take weeks, he said.

Peter Schurman, a Diaspora spokesman, declined to comment on specific details but acknowledged Zhitomirskiy’s death. “We’re all very sad that Ilya has passed away,” Schurman told FoxNews.com

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