David Foster Wallace hanged himself:
The article does not mention he also played competitive tennis in his teens. Â My one impression of him from a Charlie Rose interview was of affable intensity and a desire to reveal a genuine thinking indecisiveness in his responses. Â I don’t know if anything can be gleaned from that observation.
I think it’s important for our survival as Lichtenbergians that we not be so quick to slip this one under the rug. Â America’s youngest monumentalist (I may have just coined that one) author is dead by his own hand. Â One can only wonder at this point. Â The peak looming in the background of our insignia is looking a bit more shadowy at present. Â A darkness we may need to feel our way through for a while.