In October of 2007, Shawn Wooley (21) committed suicide at his computer. When he was found, he had already shot himself, with the Everquest game still loaded on the screen. While his mother admits that Shawn may have had other issues in his life, she blamed the game entirely for his death.
Liz Wooley said her son spoke about a character named “iluvyou” and assumes that some sort of rejection pushed him over the edge and led to his tragic death. Liz Wooley had even thought about suing Sony and at least would like the company to include a warning label on the game. Sadly, Shawn’s mother remarked: “In the end…the game became his life.”