Aaron Swartz, a programmer and Internet activist who co-founded a company that would eventually become Reddit, committed suicide Friday in N.Y. City.

And no, tragically, it's not a hoax, unlike so many memorable recent items emerging from Reddit. His lawyer confirmed the surprising news earlier today.

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Freddy E, a Seattle-based rapper known for his JerkTV videos on YouTube, has committed suicide. He was 22 years old.

The medical examiner confirmed yesterday that the artist (real name: Frederick E. Buhl) killed himself on Saturday via a rifle shot to the head. Especially disturbing? He Tweeted the final moments of his life.

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David R. Ellis, a movie director who was behind the camera for Snakes on a Plane and Final Destination 2, passed away yesterday. He was 60 years old.

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Timothy Henry Gray, a homeless man, died under a railroad overpass in Wyoming - just before learning he stood to inherit $19 million from a reclusive New Yorker.

Eccentric Huguette Clark (pictured) who died in 2011 and left nothing of her $300 million fortune to her family in her will, but relatives challenged the document.

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