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Diaspora Cofounder Ilya Zhitomirskiy’s Death Sparks Talk of Depression Among Founders

TechCrunch broke the sad news last night that one of the four cofounders of Diaspora, the open-source, pro-privacy social network¬†that started at NYU as a Kickstarter campaign that was funded 20 times over, has died just after turning 22. The cause of death won’t be public record until the case is closed, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office, which will¬†take at least two weeks. The office has to process a toxicology report, a clerk at the medical examiner told Betabeat, which will likely take until 2012. Read More