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Sat 21 Apr 2007 In: International News

‘Gaydar' co-founder Gary Frisch "yelled ‘Waheey' and somersaulted off the balcony" the night he jumped to his death, an inquest has heard. The 38-year-old Londoner threw himself from an eighth-floor apartment balcony in February after a night of taking party drug ketamine, Frisch made millions by creating the Gaydar online dating website in 1999. He had been receiving treatment for depression after his mother died last year, and spent the weeks leading up to his death clubbing and taking drugs. Darren Morris, who had been staying with Frisch on the day he died, told of the moment he saw the businessman "somersault" over the balcony. The pair had eaten an Italian meal and Frisch stayed up all night on his own. In the morning, he was sitting on the floor of the flat unpacking magazines saying "thank you Lord, praise you Lord". Morris then saw Frisch put music on and begin dancing around the flat before babbling incoherently and walking out onto the balcony. He said: "I came into the living room and I saw him standing on the balcony with his hands on the rail. He somersaulted over the top,” he told Westminster coroner's court. Pathologist Dr Peter Wilkins said raised levels of ketamine were found in Mr Frisch's blood and liver. He added: "It can have similar effects to LSD, confusion and hallucinations." Recording a verdict of misadventure, the coroner, Dr Paul Knapman, said: "I don't think that it can be said he intended to kill himself. "This is not suicide at all. He jumped to his death from the balcony of his flat on the eighth floor while under the influence of drugs."     Ref: Daily Mail (m)

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First published: Saturday, 21st April 2007 - 12:00pm

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