How David Foster Wallace Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

David Foster Wallace reached the not so modest age of 46 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Novelist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.

His father was on the faculty of the University of Illinois and his mother taught English at an Illinois community college.

How did David Foster Wallace die?

David Foster Wallace's death was caused by Suicide.

Information about the death of David Foster Wallace
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death46 years
ProfessionNovelist
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1962
Death dateSeptember 12, 2008
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes.

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For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.

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I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art.

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Fiction’s about what it is to be a human being.

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The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, ‘then’ what do we do?

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