Edward Said’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 1, 1935

Death Date

Sep 25, 2003

Age of Death

67 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Sep 25, 2003

Profession

Philosopher

The philosopher Edward Said died at the age of 67. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Professor of philosophy, notable academic, literary theorist, and public intellectual. He pioneered critical theory and post-colonialism.

He was married to Mariam Said and had a son named Wadie and daughter named Najla.

Edward Said, a polymath scholar and literary critic at Columbia University who was the most prominent advocate in the United States of the cause of Palestinian independence, died in New York City today. … The cause of death was leukemia, which Mr. Said had been battling for several years.

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I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause.

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Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.

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Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.

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The inner me was always under attack by authority, by the way my parents wanted me to be brought up, by these English schools I went to. So I’ve always felt this kind of anti-authoritarian strain in me, pushing to express itself despite the obstacles.

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I don’t myself believe in a two-state solution. I believe in a one-state solution.