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Topic - David Rakoff
David Rakoff (RAY'-kawf), an award-winning humorist, has died.
David Rakoff, an award-winning humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture developed a loyal following of readers and radio listeners, has died after a long illness. He was 47.
Author David Rakoff (RAY'-kawf) has made the judges smile with his essay collection "Half Empty."
A sportswriter, an essayist and a playwright-comedian are this year's finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Rakoff wrote for The New York Times, Newsweek and other publications and was a contributor to public radio's "This American Life."
"He was my friend, our friend here at the radio show, and our brother in creating the program, making it into what it's become," he wrote. "We loved him. We'll miss him."