David Foster Wallace*, is dead in an apparent suicide by hanging, something he'll never do again. In the words of Gawker, "Very Sad."
ADDENDUM Here's a literary video (oddly dubbed a "Chunklette") from David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster," from Consider the Lobster. I'm surprised by how much it reminds me of Ross (Sherman's March) McElwee—and now Werner Herzog. Debbie (and others) will appreciate the use of text in the graphics.
*who wrote some of the funniest essays and articles I've read