geert lovink on Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:17:13 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Andre Gorz died

(i have not seen this news posted elsewhere in the listsphere so i
thought that i had to do it. /geert)

French philosopher Andre Gorz commits suicide with wife 4 days ago

TROYES, France (AFP) ? French philosopher Andre Gorz, 84, co-founder
of the Nouvel Observateur weekly, has committed suicide together with
his wife Dorine, relatives told AFP on Monday.

Dorine, who was 83 and of British origin, had been ill for several
years. The couple were found by a friend side by side in their home
southeast of Paris surrounded by letters written to close friends and

Born Gerard Horst in Vienna in 1923, Gorz became a naturalised
French citizen in 1954 and made his name writing about ecology and
anti-capitalism. He co-founded the Nouvel Observateur in 1954.

Last year Gorz wrote of his wife: "You have just turned 82. You are
still beautiful, gracious and desirable. We have been living together
for 58 years and I love you more than ever."

See also:é_Gorz

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