Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Death
On the morning of January 11, 2013, Swartz was found dead in his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, apartment by his girlfriend. A spokeswoman for New York's Medical Examiner reported that he had hanged himself. No suicide note was found.
The family and partner of Swartz created a memorial Web site on which they issued a statement, saying, "He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place."
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