He was in serious legal trouble for downloading.....academic papers? wtf?...Kim Dotcom must be giggling.... I have no idea what Reddit is and could care less.... (This is show-related bcs JD is on imminent suicide watch- and bcs this is a low thread-count wknd so far- though football insanity starts in 15 minutes....got a 30-brick of Keystone Light with my name on it) http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/reddit_co_founder_commits_suicide_AZPHGFSHzBRrOHbx2yGM9O Reddit co-founder commits suicide [FONT=arial !important]William Miller / YouTube[/FONT][FONT=arial !important]Aaron Swartz, seen at right during during a Washington, D.C, conference in May, killed himself in this Sullivan Place building (left) yesterday.[/FONT] The Internet genius behind the popular Web site Reddit.com committed suicide at his Crown Heights home yesterday, according to law-enforcement sources and his friends who publicly identified him. Officers found Aaron Swartz unconscious at 9:30 a.m. Police are investigating whether he passed away after hanging himself, but the medical examiner will determine the cause of death, said law-enforcement sources. Swartz is credited with co-founding Reddit and helped draft an early version of the RSS format, a â€œWeb feedâ€ that syndicates popular headlines. Friends say he was a prolific intellectual and a kid at heart, who had long suffered from depression. â€œWe have lost someone today who had more work to do â€” and who made the world a better place,â€ his pal Cory Doctorow wrote on the blog Biong Boing. Swartz was arrested in 2011 for allegedly downloading academic journals with the intent to distribute them. He pleaded not guilty in September. He also founded the policy-centric Web site DemandProgress.com and was an avid activist.