Wow, I just saw that David Foster Wallace1 died.2 Apparently he hanged himself at the age of 46 years. That took me by surprise this morning. He's certainly one of the bright lights of contemporary3 literature. I wasn't a fan4 of his style of writing, although I am curious what demons he was wrestling with that would have compelled this. I hope he wasn't on antidepressants5 or something. I'm always suspicious when somebody commits suicide and/or murder-suicide out of the blue like that, whether some SSRIs were perhaps involved.
1Acclaimed and highly successful postmodern author.
2Ceased to exist; perished.
4Enthusiast; afficionado; lover.
5Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, etc.