The body of Kevin Whitrick, a father of two children, was found Wednesday night after a chat room user contacted police to report that the 42-year-old had \"self-harmed\" while online via a Webcam.
Whitrick, of Telford, a town in central England, was found hanged at his house after police were alerted to the tragedy.
In a statement released by police Whitrick's ex-wife, who declined to be named, said: "Kevin was a loving father and family man. He was always the life and soul of the party, an extremely considerate and kind person and loved by many. He will be so sadly missed by us all."
Whitrick, who had 12-year-old twins, suffered a very serious car accident in July 2006 and never returned to full health, his wife said.