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David Rakoff 1964-2012

David Rakoff passed away Thursday at the age of 47 after a long illness. The Canadian born writer was a journalist, actor, and broadcast talent for public radio. However, he is perhaps best known for his humorous essays. During his too-short career he wrote for Newsweek and The New York Times in addition to publishing several books including Don’t Get Too Comfortable and Half Empty. Doubleday plans to publish his final work next year, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish.