Noted French philosopher Jean Baudrillard dies

French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, a social theorist known for his acerbic commentaries on consumerism and excess, died Tuesday, his publishing house said. He was 77. —Noted French philosopher Jean Baudrillard dies (Jerusalem Post)

When I first heard of this, I checked the Wikipedia entry, and was a little surprised to see no information on his death.

I thought I’d blog it here first, and then at least add the death date and a link to the news coverage. When when I went back to Wikipedia and hit “Reload,” I saw someone else had added the death date and revised the opening sentence to use past tense.