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Humorist David Rakoff Dies at 47

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
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David Rakoff, a prizewinning essayist, actor and long-time contributor to This American Life  died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 47.


Being funny, unashamedly angry, and deeply human is something a large number of people try and a relatively small number of people do well. One of the people I’ve always thought did it well was David Rakoff, who has died so very much too young – at 47 – most likely as a result of the tumor he announced he was battling in 2010, though details haven’t emerged.

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