Due to her Daily Deviation today, I was made aware of the situation involving Avalik and her untimely death from suicide on October 1st, 2010. I looked back several pages on her profile and found a link to the article explaining the circumstances of her death:
It is tragic whenever anybody commits suicide. It always leaves behind so many questions for their loved ones. Could I have done anything different to help them? In most cases, no, you couldn't, but in this case something could have been done. It's an option most people aren't aware that they have. It is so easy to feel powerless on the internet when you know someone is in trouble and intends to harm themselves.
If you have a friend who is telling you that they want to commit suicide, it is important to take them seriously. Telling people is a cry for help. They don't really want to die. If they did, they wouldn't tell anybody. They're desperately looking for a way out.