According to reports, David Foster Wallace hanged himself last night. He was 46.
Update: Sarah says something I wrote in this post originally, but then deleted, thinking it perhaps hyperbole or overreaction or shock. She writes, "It feels like when Kurt Cobain died."
But the more I think of it, and for those of us who love reading, who love great writing, who appreciate the folks who pour their every cell onto the page for our enjoyment and elucidation, the news of DFW's death is probably sadder. At least for me at this point in my life and my career I think it is more of shock and sadder than Cobain's suicide was to me at the time. Where is Kurt Loder when you need him?