“The cause of death was a perforating gunshot wound to the head,” the San Mateo County Coroner spokeswoman said. “It was a suicide.”

Wired: Quiet, Sad Death of Net Pioneer
Reuters: Gnutella Developer Gene Kan, 25, Commits Suicide
Andrew Baio: Gene Kan, Death by Suicide
Yaroslav Faybishenko: Gene Kan
Li Gong: I am extremely saddened
Cory Doctorow: RIP, Gene Kan
News.com: Gnutella pioneer Gene Kan dies
AP: Kan, Pioneer of Gnutella Site, Dies

His website is down, but web.archive.org has a mirror.


posted July 08, 2002 05:06 PM (Personal) #


Another thing cooking
Herodotus: A Peer-to-Peer Web Archival System
Special Gifts
Gnutella Pioneer Gene Kan Dies at 25
Bake, Don’t Fry
Train Dream
Building Baked Sites
locked up all alone
after a busy day of overthrowing governments…

Aaron Swartz (me@aaronsw.com)