Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer, political organizer, entrepreneur, writer, and Internet activist, died in January 11, 2013.
He was found dead in his New York apartment and committed suicide repoortedly. In 2011, he was accused of unlawfully downloading approximately 4 million academic journal articles from JSTOR.
In a statement appeared on Hacker News, Swartz’ mother said: “Aaron has been depressed about his case/upcoming trial, but we had no idea what he was going through was this painful.
“Aaron was a terrific young man. He contributed a lot to the world in his short life and I regret the loss of all the things he had yet to accomplish. As you can imagine, we all miss him dearly. The grief is unfathomable”.
Aaron H. Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013