Chris Al-Aswad, gone at 31
July 29, 2010 12:45 AM   Subscribe

Chris Al-Aswad, founder of the online arts journal Escape Into Life and author of the arts blog The Blog of Innocence, has passed away at age 31.

He was an active poster on Twitter at @escapeintolife and @blogofinnocence. He also posted on Tumblr, and published the Blog of Innocence podcast.

Twitter users are posting tributes with the hashtag TYCHRIS.
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posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:20 AM on July 29, 2010

I never heard of him before, but it's always sad when someone that young dies. He's a few years younger than me, too-- creepy.

What did he die of? I checked out all the links, and nothing was mentioned.

Before I forget--

posted by suburbanbeatnik at 7:33 AM on July 29, 2010

As far as I know, his family isn't releasing details about how he died. You can see the obituary here.
posted by neushoorn at 8:36 AM on July 29, 2010

Ah, no. How awful. He was so young, and Escape into Life has become a really wonderful place for creative folks to shine. :(

posted by zarq at 8:38 AM on July 29, 2010

Before I forget... here's his novel.

I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
posted by zarq at 8:38 AM on July 29, 2010

my assumption is he committed suicide?

When I am not exhausted I'll take the time to read his blog, so far it seems promising.
posted by Shit Parade at 9:04 PM on July 29, 2010

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