"We can confirm that the live-stream was deleted very soon after being posted and a further post has also now been removed at the family's request."
"We take the responsibility of keeping people safe on our platforms seriously, and we will continue to work closely with experts like The Samaritans to ensure our policies continue to support those in need."
A GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses, which describes the local hero as someone who "touched the heart of everyone in Stoke-on-Trent", has already more than doubled its £3,000 goal.
"He's a man that would go out of his way to help others, even tho he needed help himself," the organizer wrote.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress.