Ayhan Uzun, 54, filmed the horrific moment he killed himself – broadcasting it on Facebook Live as viewers hit ‘Wow’ and ‘Sad’ reaction emojis which floated past the screen before and after.
The shocking video footage – which MirrorOnline has edited – shows Mr Uzun speaking to the camera and unleashing a lengthy tirade of abuse against his family before putting a handgun to his head.
He pulls the trigger on the count of three after saying his final words: “Goodbye, I am leaving, take good care of yourselves.”
Earlier in the video, Uzun, who was home alone at the time, said he was choosing to end his life because his daughter didn’t seek his permission prior to getting engaged.
“I am livestreaming tonight, and it is my will, I do not want the ones who put me in this position to attend my funeral,” Uzun said.
Uzun said he learned about his daughter’s engagement — her “happiest day” — in a telephone call from his wife.
“Nobody asked me,” Uzun said. “Nobody treated me like a man. My father-in-law took my place and without having a right, he approved my daughter’s wedding … Nobody said this girl’s father is alive. Though I would have waited for my daughter and family to say to me: ‘Come, Father, be with us.’”
Uzun said some of the people who viewed his final moments “will call this a show,” but he insisted he didn’t want anyone else to experience the pain he was enduring at the time.
“A little later I will put an end to my life with the gun I am holding in my hands,” he said before ignoring pleas from friends and relatives to not end his life.
Uzun’s family later found his body, which was taken to a morgue for an autopsy, Mirror Online reported.
A spokesperson at Facebook, in a statement said the company was “deeply saddened” by the video, which has since been removed from the site.
“We are deeply saddened by the this tragedy,” according to the statement. “We don’t allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide on Facebook. We want people to have a safe experience on Facebook and we work with organizations around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.”