Edward Crawford


Age: 27

activist with the Black Lives Matter movement who was captured in an iconic photograph throwing a tear-gas canister during the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 when the photograph was taken on August 13, 2014 by St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen and became one of the defining documents of the Ferguson protests, which erupted in the St. Louis suburb after a grand jury declined to charge white police officer Darren Wilson with a crime in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Cause of Death: Apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: May 29, 1989

Died: May 4, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri