On the evening of January 11, 2013, Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment by his partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman. A spokeswoman for New York's Medical Examiner reported that he had hanged himself. No suicide note was found.
Each year we celebrate Aaron Swartz Day, this year 4-5th November the weekend before what would be his 31st birthday.
If you haven't heard of Aaron before, or if you haven't seen "The Internet's Own Boy" I highly reccomend it.
Also consider a donation to the EFF