Aaron Swartz

 

 

Age: 26

 

Summary: Internet activist and co-founder of the international social news website Reddit who fought to make online content free to the public, but who was to go on trial on accusations that he stole millions of journal articles from an electronic archive in an attempt to make them freely available.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

 

Born: November 8, 1986

 

Died: January 11, 2013

 

Location: Brooklyn, New York