David Graeber Death – Dead – Obituary : “We are the 99%” Author Dies in Venice .
His death was announced on Thursday in a tweet from Dubrovsky, who stated he had died Wednesday in the hospital. The cause of his death remains unknown, according to a statement from his publisher, Penguin Random House, according to a statement posted online on September. 3, 2020 by RT
My friend David Graeber died yesterday. Terrible news. He was truly one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met,…
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
“Play is the ultimate expression of freedom for its own sake.”
Rest in Power, David Graeber. pic.twitter.com/t9pEesmTlo
— Novara Media (@novaramedia) September 3, 2020
Yesterday the best person in a world, my husband and my friend .@davidgraeber died in a hospital in Venice.
— Nika Dubrovsky (@nikadubrovsky) September 3, 2020
We learned yesterday of the death of fellow worker, activist, and anthropologist @davidgraeber. Graeber has written numerous books on direct action and anti-capitalist theory. He also coined the phrase, “We are the 99%” during OWS. Rest in power, fellow worker. pic.twitter.com/Wa6DvSYZAm
— Industrial Workers of the World (@iww) September 3, 2020
Aparna Frank wroteGreat interview. Bertrand Russell fits in there as well: “… there is a third class of men, more respected than either of the classes of workers. These are men who, through ownership of land, are able to make others pay for the privilege of being allowed to exist and to work.
These landowners are idle, and I might, therefore, be expected to praise them. Unfortunately, their idleness is rendered possible only by the industry of others; indeed their desire for comfortable idleness is historically the source of the whole gospel of work. The last thing they have ever wished is that others should follow their example.”
Bill Duffe wrote
This is a tragic loss–especially at such a young age. He was brilliant and a great person.
Michael Newirth wrote
Sorry to read of this, Tom. My thoughts are with you and with his people.
Harold Pexa wrote
Sorry for your loss, Thomas.
The people whom the world needs most seem to be the ones it has to lose too soon, when they still have so much to contribute.