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Tony Judt Reported Dead [Updated]

Tony Judt, pre-ALS.

Multiple sources are reporting that historian, writer, and academic Tony Judt has died after a long battle with ALS. Last March, he told New York: "The meaning of our life ... is only incorporated in the way other people feel about us. Once I die, my life will acquire meaning in the way they see whatever it is I did, for them, for the world, the people I’ve known." [Mondonweiss, Christopher Hayes/Twitter, Dave Weigel/Twitter]

Updated: A statement from New York University, where Judt taught for many years, confirms that the intellectual died yesterday, at age 62, in Manhattan. [Arts Beat/NYT]

Related: The Liveliest Mind in New York [NYM]

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