Online gamer “Vile Rat” killed in Libya attack
Sean Smith, a 34 year old Foreign Service information management officer was killed along with three other fellow diplomats on September 11th in a rocket attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
Gamers mourn death of “Vile Rat”
The death of Smith, aka “Vile Rat” was mourned by online gamers worldwide who took to web on Wednesday as they bemoaned the loss of Smith not just as a diplomat, father and a husband, but also as an avid gamer at Eve Online.
Popularly known as “Ville Rat” to his fellow gamers, Smith became a celebrity at the online world after becoming a major player at a multiple role playing game which brings million of gamers on a single platform.
Smith, who was a 10-year veteran at the United States Department, was an information technology expert adviser at the consulate.
Tragedy strikes on 9/11 anniversary
On Tuesday September 11th when the U.S. and the world marked 11th anniversary of the twin towers bombing attacks by the Arab suicide bombers, the news hit the headlines that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed in the rocket attacks that aimed his car.
In a string of attacks, the U.S. Consulate and a safe house were blasted by the gunmen. Stevens was accompanied by three more U.S. diplomats and also present was Sean Smith, all the four lost their lives during the attacks.
The mob that attacked the embassy was evidently enraged by a U.S. film which allegedly ridicules and spreads blasphemous message about Prophet Mohammad.