An inquest has heard that the Nigerian teenager, Temidayo Joseph, 16, may have died in a failed experiment to see how Robin Williams killed himself.
The gifted footballer was found slumped in a seated position on the floor by his mum Kate with his school tie as the noose around his neck.
The "lively and popular" young man was said to have had a conversation with his cousin wondering why anyone would take their own life.
“I don’t understand why somebody would do this to themself," Temi is reported to have said.
The Ockendon Academy, Temidayo's school, has been under the spotlight after the death just two weeks ago of fellow student Toni Connell, 15.
Toni Connell is said to have left a suicide note while Temi had left none.