Mum Dies On Facebook Live As Thousands ‘Watch And Do Nothing’

by : Tom Percival on : 03 Jan 2017 12:22

The family of a woman who died while live-streaming a video of herself singing have claimed those watching did nothing to save her. 

Keiana Herndon, 25, was using Facebook Live on December 28 to sing to a handful of people when she was taken suddenly ill.


Clearly struggling, Keiana began to wipe her face and began shaking before dropping her phone to the floor, Business Insider reports.

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The young mum could then be heard gasping for air as her one-year-old son Rylee screamed and cried.

In the final moments of the video a friend can be seen entering Keiana’s home, thirty minutes after she first collapsed, before calling the emergency services.


Unfortunately it was too late and Keiana passed her way. Her family have now criticised those watching the Facebook Live, which they allege went from a handful to ‘too many’, and yet no one helped her.


Aunt Barbara Johnson, who was watching the stream, said:

She go to wiping her face and shaking her head, and I was thinking, what’s wrong with Kei? We call her Kei.

She then, she fell back and then Rylee picked the phone up and started talking and playing and then I hear [gasping noise], then I heard one more … I didn’t hear nothing else.

Never knew that was going to be the last breath she would take [would be on] on social media live.


Local news station Arkansas Matters have reported that thousands of people were watching Keiana’s tragic final video.

Mary Morgan, Keiana’s mum, has said her daughter suffered thyroid problems, which may have caused her heart to collapse, but a post-mortem hasn’t yet been carried out.

Facebook have removed the original video.

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Life, Sensitive


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