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David Benjamin Rakoff
Birth: Nov. 27, 1964
Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Death: Aug. 9, 2012
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Writer. Born in Canada, but based in New York City, he was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was an essayist, journalist, and actor, and a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life. Rakoff described himself as a "New York writer" who also happened to be a "Canadian writer", a "mega Jewish writer", a "gay writer'" and an "East Asian Studies major who has forgotten most of his Japanese" writer.

On August 9, 2012, Rakoff died of cancer, surrounded by family at his apartment in Manhattan.

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Burial:
Holy Blossom Memorial Park
Scarborough
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: TCG (inactive for now)
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95256001
David Benjamin Rakoff
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David Benjamin Rakoff
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