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Author of ‘Bullshit Jobs’ David Graeber’s Death Cause is Wired


The “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory” and “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” author David Graeber’s death cause is in the dark. The death of David Graeber, the anthropologist, author, and anarchist, was confirmed by his partner.

David, 59, died in a hospital in Venice, his wife, Nika Dubrovsky, tweeted.

“Yesterday, the best man in a world, my partner and my friend died in a hospital in Venice,” Ms. Dubrovsky shared on Twitter.

The "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory and Debt: The First 5,000 Years" author David Graeber's death cause is in the dark.
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His best-selling books were in bureaucracy and economics. The Occupy Wall Street movement influencer believed to have neologized the slogan: “We are the 99.”

David Graeber’s death cause is unknown yet

However, Graeber posted on Twitter in August that he had “been sick for a month.” He maintained that the illness caused him “weird soapy taste in my mouth, exhaustion, stomach [and] lung-ache.”

Graeber was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. The book “The Dawn of Everything: a New History of Humanity” writing with David Wengrove, will be his one last work.

“He was one of the greatest thinkers of our time and a phenomenal writer.” The historian Rutger Bregman said.

He came to the spotlight as a left-wing activist throughout the Occupy movement in 2011 and is attributed to issuing the term “We are the 99 percent.”

The "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory and Debt: The First 5,000 Years" author David Graeber's death cause is in the dark.

“I did first suggest that we call ourselves the 99%. Then two Spanish indignados and a Greek anarchist added the ‘we’ and later a food-not-bombs veteran put the ‘are’ between them. And they say you can’t create something worthwhile by committee! I’d include their names, but considering the way police intelligence has been coming after early OWS organizers, maybe it would be better not to,” David wrote.

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David Graeber’s biography

With real name, David Rolfe Graeber, he was born on February 12, 1961. David passed away due to his unknown illness at 59, September 2, 2020.

He was an American anthropologist, anarchist activist, and a renowned author. His most famous books are; “Debt: The First 5000 Years” in 2011, The Utopia of Rules in 2015, and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory in 2018. 

Living in a cooperative apartment building in New York, he worked as a plate stripper on offset printers. Since 16, he has operated as an anarchist. He said in an interview with ‘The Village Voice’ in 2005.


David grew up in a Jewish family. His mother was garment worker and moreover appeared as the leading role in the 1930s musical comedy revue Pins & Needles.

His father, Kenneth, was worked for the Youth Communist League in college. However, before the Hitler-Stalin settlement, Kenneth quit his job. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and was a revolutioner in Barcelona.

Reactions to Graeber’s death

Our thoughts with his family, friends, and readers of his books. Rest in peace…


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  1. michael f. mcguinness September 4, 2020

    Razor sharper than antagonism – gave away half his fortune (material) so as to keep the other half (spirit}


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