Yes, I had my best friend from real life join the forum last night after I showed her my "secret online forum life" for the first time. She'd let you guys all know if, god-forbid, something did happen.
I remember that on another forum that I used to frequent 2 guys died, one of them stopped posting and than like a month later his fiance posted saying that he had died and how devastates she still was. She wrote since she knew he posted there she wanted to let his internet friends know. Than there was a mod who who people liked also died (he drowned in a lake) and someone else even posted the article from the local paper.
If you read this I am sorry to say that you just lost 5 seconds of your life that you wont be getting back.*