Services, Tech|November 13, 2011| Author: Kim LaCapria|Tags: ,

[Report] Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Dead at 22

Ilya Zhitomirskiy cause of death

Although details are scant, Mashable is reporting that Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy has died at the age of 22.

Cause of death for Zhitomirskiy has not been disclosed, but friends of the entrepreneur confirm that he did indeed pass away last night. Along with Dan Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg and Raphael Sofaer, Zhitomirsky founded the social network Diaspora in response to controversial privacy issues with reigning competitor, Facebook.

We will update when or if further information about Zhitomirskiy’s undeniably untimely death is released.