David Foster Wallace, the author of my favorite book of all time -- Infinite Jest -- committed suicide Friday night, hanging himself at his home in Claremont, California. He was 46.
I first saw this unconfirmed report at about 7 PM -- and I think I audibly gasped. Since then, I have felt vaguely ill, with a knot of dread in my stomach. It was only about an hour ago that I figured it out -- I'm heartbroken.
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