Obituary of David Foster Wallace

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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.

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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

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