New Details Emerge About Debian Founder Ian Murdock's Death
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 6 July 2016 at 06:30 PM EDT. 99 Comments
At the end of last year was the untimely passing of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian who went on to work for Sun Microsystems during the Project Indiana days and then was employed by Docker. Details of Ian's passing have remained quite scarce besides it being reported as a suicide following a sporadic Twitter rant just before his death. New details have now come to light.

A half-year later, CNN Money has now been able to obtain an autopsy report concerning Ian Murdock's death. Their article was published today and they also uploaded the autopsy report in full.

You can read the report in full if desired, but simply put, the autopsy report concluded a suicide via hanging.
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