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Official Statement from the Family and Partner of Aaron Swartz:

Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.

Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and…

Awful. MIT should really be ashamed for not standing up for him. They’ve promoted the hacker culture & quest for knowledge more than any university.