Eric Hobsbawm - Death

Death

In the early hours of 1 October 2012 Hobsbawm died at the Royal Free Hospital, London. His daughter Julia confirmed that he died of pneumonia, while suffering complications of his leukemia. She said,

He'd been quietly fighting leukemia for a number of years without fuss or fanfare. Right up until the end he was keeping up what he did best, he was keeping up with current affairs, there was a stack of newspapers by his bed.

Following Hobsbawm's death reactions included praise for his "sheer academic productivity and prowess" and "tough reasoning" in The Guardian. Reacting to news of Hobsbawm's death, Ed Miliband called him "an extraordinary historian, a man passionate about his politics He brought history out of the ivory tower and into people's lives."

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