Brandon Carl Vedas is more known to the online community as "ripper", the guy who OD:d in front of a webcam while chatting with online friends.

Vedas, 21 years old, was working in computer support at Arizona University. He was prescribed drugs for a depression and was experimenting with different mixtures to get high.

Saturday January 11:th, between 2 and 3:30 in the night he chatted in the IRC #shroomery channel. In earlier chats he had been bragging about his tolerance for drugs and how much he could take. This night he was going to prove it, so he posted the URL to his webcam and invited people to watch.


This is what he ate. I can't guarantee that something isn't mentioned twice.

[ 02:05:51 ] [ ripper ] methadone 80mg
 
[ 02:10:52 ] [ grphish ] did you smoke bud as well?
[ 02:10:58 ] [ ripper ] yeah
 
[ 02:11:07 ] [ ripper ] I'm gonna take some klonos
[ 02:11:10 ] [ ripper ] 8mg
 
[ 02:13:02 ] [ ripper ] 120mg restoril
[ 02:13:08 ] [ ripper ] 4 grams mersh
[ 02:13:15 ] [ ripper ] 110 mg inderal
[ 02:13:26 ] [ ripper ] 2 vicodan
 
[ 02:14:44 ] [ ripper ] I solu eat 4 restoril
 
[ 02:18:19 ] [ ripper ] 2 methadone
 
[ 02:19:30 ] [ ripper ] 160mg methadone
 
[ 02:19:43 ] [ ripper ] I just ate about 160mg inderal
[ 02:19:43 ] [ ripper ] and
[ 02:19:50 ] [ ripper ] I smoked 1.5 grams kb
[ 02:19:55 ] [ ripper ] and 5 grams normal pot
[ 02:19:56 ] [ ripper ] and
[ 02:20:00 ] [ ripper ] I drank some 151
 
[ 02:24:44 ] [ ripper ] 8mg klonopin the mix
 
[ 02:46:25 ] [ ripper ] '24mg klonopin
 
[ 02:49:19 ] [ ripper ] 320mg methadone
 
[ 02:50:07 ] [ Smoke2k ] when you do alot of methadone your supposed to keep it hot right
[ 02:50:09 ] [ ripper ] yeah
[ 02:50:11 ] [ ripper ] I took
[ 02:50:15 ] [ ripper ] 4 80mg bottles

And the famous last words:

[ 02:50:50 ] [ ripper ] I told u I was hardcore
[ 02:50:52 ] [ grphish ] GO CALL RTHE UCKING
[ 02:50:55 ] [ grphish ] POISON CONTROL CENTER
[ 02:51:01 ] [ grphish ] ripper: we knew that already
[ 02:51:01 ] [ ripper ] fuck u
[ 02:51:02 ] [ ripper ] pusys
[ 02:51:06 ] [ ripper ] u are so fucking stupid
 
[ 03:05:39 ] [ ripper ] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~shoa
[ 03:05:42 ] [ ripper ] I'm fukcin

His obituary was published in the Arizona Republic on 1/16/2003 and reads:
Brandon Carl Vedas, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 12, 2003. Brandon loved life and always tried to live it to the fullest. Whether online or in person, Brandon had his own unique way of doing things. He will be greatly missed by his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Oliver Russell, his father and stepmother, Richard and Deborah Vedas, his 2 brothers, Richard and Brett, his 2 sisters, Valerie and Jill, his stepbrother, Sean, and a friend that did so much to help him, Glenn Laucus. A special service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 10 AM at South Mountain Park, Ramada 4. Brandon will always be remembered by his family, friends, and the online communities he was involved with.


See the whole chatlog at this URL:
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/oea/logs.html

See news reports about Brandon Vedas' death here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2724819.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-565707,00.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/02-02-2003/front/story/56667p-52905c.html
http://www.arizonarepublic.com/news/articles/0204weboverdose.html
http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=4&theme=&usrsess=1&id=10836
http://www.arizonarepublic.com/arizona/articles/0205webfolo.html

Also visit this memorial-site
http://www.brandonvedas.com/

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