Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Aaron Swartz the political activist who is probably better known for being the cocreator of the popular Internet website Reddit has committed suicide at the age of 26.

Aaron_Swartz_suicideSwartz also cofounded Demand Progress, a political group who campaigned against Internet censorship.

In recent years however Swartz’s actions land them in trouble with law enforcement for allegedly illegally obtaining documents from protected computers back in 2011. Later on he was indicted and pled guilty to stealing millions of documents from the Massachusetts Institute of technology.

Swartz, who completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption, frequently blogged about his life, success and personal struggles. In some instances, he wrote about death.

"There is a moment, immediately before life becomes no longer worth living, when the world appears to slow down and all its myriad details suddenly become brightly, achingly apparent," he wrote in a 2007 post entitled "A Moment Before Dying.

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