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[email protected]/directorbot: My people, I have greivous news. Vile Rat has been confirmed to be KIA in Benghazi; his family has been informed and the news is likely to break out on the wire services soon. Needless to say, we are in shock, have no words, and have nothing but sympathy for his family and children. I have known Vile Rat since 2006, he was one of the oldest of old-guard goons and one of the best and most effective diplomats this game has ever seen.

His family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Eurogamer reports:

The US official killed during a US consulate attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi was Sean Smith, otherwise known Eve Online player Vile Rat – director of the notorious Goonswarm alliance and former member of the player-elected Council of Stellar Management.
BBC News reported that armed militiamen raided the compound with grenades and then set it on fire. They had been protesting about a US-produced film they claimed insulted the Prophet Mohammed. One other American was injured.

The Guardian explains the nature of the attack:

“One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes,”

Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s supreme security committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured.

Gunmen attacked the compound in the eastern city on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. Reuters reporters on the scene saw looters raiding the compound, walking off with desks, chairs and washing machines. A security official said a fire was burning inside the consulate and that staff had been evacuated. Three injured members of the Libyan security forces taken away in an ambulance.

The gunmen formed part of a group protesting against a US film they say is blasphemous.

The incident followed a protest in Egypt where demonstrators scaled the walls of the US embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over the same film, which attacks Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

The film, clips of which are available on YouTube, depicts Muhammad as a fraud, showing him having sex and calling for massacres. Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any fashion, much less in an insulting way.

On behalf of the entire EN24 staff: R.I.P Sean “VR” Smith and we wish his family our deepest condolences.

- R

456 Comments

  1. EVE

    The U.S words sounds very nice (we come to help you) but what they really are, is a vampire wanting your blood.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm Reply
  2. Ex Eve Player

    The 'Dianafication' of Vile Rat's passing is totally OTT imo, at least for a game – calling for momuments here and there, and half of nullsec to be renamed ffs….

    September 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm Reply
  3. gooncunts

    1 goon down, 6000 to go :)

    September 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm Reply
  4. Sith Bandon

    RIP Vile Rat

    September 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply
  5. As a long time -A- member who has fought against Vile Rat on the battlefield and a fellow Military Serviceman i give condolences to Sean's family and may he forever rest in peace.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:45 am Reply
  6. trollopz

    he was a complete bully and a shit head good riddance.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm Reply
  7. guest

    He worked in Montreal at the time.

    September 13, 2012 at 5:40 am Reply
  8. Jon

    Does it really matter where he is from? A person died and it's sad.

    For the record here is a link from Hillary Clinton stating his name and the cities he served in. http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/09/197630….

    Is that tough to google before you put your foot in your mouth? It's him and not even Mittens would troll people on a matter such as this.

    RIP Vile Rat.

    September 13, 2012 at 6:43 am Reply
  9. You have high thoughts about Mittens-.-

    September 13, 2012 at 8:41 am Reply
  10. Kelly S. Millar

    Give us your real ingame name so we can camp you out of Eve, you are a disgusting slimeball who deserves no consideration or mercy. An American patriot lost his life in the line of duty and that is your comment?

    My condolences to the family and friends of Sean Smith
    Rest peacefully fellow capsuleer. Godspeed !

    And Troll- o – Fag I am posting this with my real life name and I dare you to come fuck with me.

    December 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply
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