RIM employee dies of wounds after stabbing at London BBM party

RIM employee dies of wounds after stabbing at London BBM party
Last week, RIM’s BBM party in London ended up with a man being stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle, and sadly this has turned into a real tragedy as the man has died in hospital on Sunday.

"We are deeply saddened to hear our colleague has died as a result of the attack on Tuesday 3rd April," RIM said on its UK Twitter page. "Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him and we ask for the respect of their privacy at this difficult time."

The stabbed man, Phillip Sherriff, 37, was attacked by Ashley Charles, 25 at the Pulse nightclub in central London where the party was held. A fight reportedly broke off near the cloak room as the crowd rushed to get out of the venue after a performance of British singer Jessie J. Police launched a murder investigation. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

source: Reuters



21. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

well done, RIM. Great party

20. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Republican is a bonehead!!! I Wish I could squish his head until all sounds stopped coming out!!!

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

RIM sure knows how to throw a party.

15. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

BB should take care of the family??? It's not their obligation. The employee should have bought his or her own life insurance. it's called personal responsibility. If not,too bad.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Was he there as a company representative? Then they should absolutely take care of the family. Not forever, but a nice little payoff. Do you mean like the personal responsibility a CEO takes when he runs his company into the ground, then departs with a golden parachute, millions in separation payout and millions more in stock options? That kind of personal responsibility?

19. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

He was an employee at a COMPANY EVENT, so yes, RIM should help the family, besides, if they dont, it would be a pr disaster.

13. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Poor person. RIP. I hope RIM does offer the family something. This being corporate America,don't hold you breath though.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, I worked for a major US company chemical plant in the 90's, and one night an operator out on rounds died of a heart attack. They didn't find the body until 4 in the morning, and they guy who found him said he was stiff and blue when he discovered him. Now, this company had a policy that if you died on the job, your family was paid 3x the insurance. They claimed he died en route to the hospital, so as to only pay out the 1x insurance, even though he'd been dead hours before found. And, if that wasn't bad enough, the unit manager ordered the payroll secretary to cut off his pay for the shift at the time the body was found, and not pay his family for the whole shift. And, this is a really major, huge, well known company. It was eye opening. I sincerely hope that unit manager died slowly, painfully, broke and alone.

12. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Uncivilized rabble. Must be the 99%.

11. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Let his sould rest in peace, BB should take care of his family

10. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Is this a metaphore for RIM's business trends?

14. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

What the absolute f**k?

6. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Damn. This should never happened. DAMN.

5. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

sooo unbelieveable....its a mobile device party not a heavy metal concert for god sake...

3. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

may he rest in peace

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

Why the f**k is someone stabbed at a f**kin party ? It is supposed to be an happy occasion

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I dont know where you are but sadly here in FL there isnt a week that goes by without hearing news of someone being hurt at a party

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

I am in and from Malaysia

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

If someone in a party get drunk and did some really stupid stuff and get hurt its totally fine Of someone in a party gets drunk and stabs a blackberry staff it's totally uncool

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

nope here there is fighting, shooting, stabbing yes we have it all and all the time this sadly is a story that HERE we would expect

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Jesus. This just stopped being funny. :(

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