Obituary of David Foster Wallace

[ edit ]

David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (born February 21, 1962 in Ithaca, New York) was a novelist, writer, and academic who was best known for his 1996 novel, “Infinite Jest” which was listed as one of the 100 best novels from 1923-2005 by Time Magazine. David died on September 12, 2008 and his death was reportedly because of suicide by hanging. He died very young at age 46.

Please help us remember the life of David Foster Wallace by contributing to his obituary, his family tree, funeral, burial, his birth, family, career and death in the sections below.

[ edit ]

David Foster Wallace Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Foster Wallace, David
    • Common Name: David Foster Wallace
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
    • Birth Date: February 21, 1962
    • Age: 46 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1987-2008
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Ore-Ida French Fries
    • Favorite Color: Silver (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    David's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: David Foster Wallace
    • Father: James Donald Wallace (May 21, 1937-July 7, 2019)
    • Mother: Sally Jean Wallace (née Foster)
    • Sister(s):
      • Amy Wallace Havens
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Karen L. Green (married 2004-2008, his death)

Death Notice:

  • Date: September 12 2008 at age 46
  • Place: Claremont, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Suicide (by hanging)
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at Pomona, Amherst College and Arizona, Illinois State, and New York university on October 23, 2008

Category Tags:

NovelistWriter Academic American Born on February 21st Born in 1962 Born in New York Died in 2008 Died at age 46 Died from Suicide

David's Notable Roles:

  • Infinite Jest

Quotable Quotes:

"David Foster Wallace was an incredibly talented and influential writer whose legacy continues to inspire and challenge readers long after his passing. (V)"

Is Mr. David Foster Wallace still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

Recent Deaths:

Morgan Spurlock
Died May 23rd, 2024 in Buffalo, United States
Mark Damon
Died May 12th, 2024 in Los Angeles, United States
Brian McCardie
Died April 28th, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland
Marla Adams
Died April 25th, 2024 in Los Angeles, United States
Terry Carter
Died April 23rd, 2024 in Manhattan, New York

More Celebrity Bios:

Gabriel García Márquez
Born: March 6th 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia
Flannery O'Connor
Born: March 25th 1925 in Savannah, United States
Sarah Orne Jewett
Born: September 3rd 1849 in South Bernice, United States
James Joyce
Born: February 2nd 1882 in Dublin, Ireland
John Steinbeck
Born: February 27th 1902 in Salinas, United States

Related Links:

David Foster Wallace on

Community Comments:

Be the first to comment on David's obituary.

Celebrity Obit Rating: 4 Stars
Wiki Page Updated: 2024-01-29 08:43:04
Author: Stan
Confirmation: David Foster Wallace on Wikipedia

Contact Us  Terms of Use  Privacy Policy