What is a selficide?

Death caused by taking a selfie

When someone is killed as a result of taking a dangerous selfie, others may refer to that death as a selficide. As you may have already guessed, this gruesome portmanteau is a mash-up of the words selfie and suicide.

However, most selficides are not suicides. Typically, selficides are accidental deaths, which occur when someone attempts a perilous selfie and falls victim to their lack of caution. So, though someone who died via selficide has killed themself, they likely did not mean to.


I heard selficides are on the rise in Dubai
It's all those people trying to get the perfect skyscraper selfie
VICE sharing an article about selficide on Twitter
VICE sharing an article about selficide on Twitter

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Updated August 4, 2023

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