Date of death: 11-01-2013
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This page is dedicated to Aaron Swarz, co-founder of Reddit and internet folk-hero has sadly passed away at the age of 26. This is where ...
This page is dedicated to Aaron Swarz, co-founder of Reddit and internet folk-hero has sadly passed away at the age of 26. This is where we share our memories of Aaron and keep his legacy alive.
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Maybe they killed him?
Swartz was found dead in his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, apartment on January 11, 2013.
A spokeswoman for New York's Medical Examiner reported that he had hanged himself.
At the time of his death, Swartz, if convicted, faced a maximum of $4 million in fines and more than 50 years in prison after the government increased the number of felony counts against him from 4 to 13.
The family and partner of Swartz created a memorial Web site on which they issued a statement, saying "He used
Swartz dedicated his life to sharing data and information online, developing standards for the free and open sharing of information. He was 26.
Aaron H. Swartz (November 8, 1986 -- January 11, 2013) speaking at ThoughtWorks tells how a tiny number of online activists managed to defeat SOPA, the Internet censoring bill, pushed by the entertainment industry, which had spent hundreds of millions of dollars per year trying to get it passed.
Aaron Swartz, 26, was found dead Jan 11, 2013 in his New York apartment, an apparent suicide. He had apparently hanged himself. Swartz's girlfriend discovered the body.
Aaron Swartz became an Internet folk hero, p
Died too soon.
So much promise,
so much achieved.
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