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Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70

9 months 3 days 12 hours ago Thursday, February 08 2018 Feb 8, 2018 February 08, 2018 12:09 PM February 08, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: USA Today
John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died.
  
The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a statement that Barlow died early Wednesday morning in his sleep at age 70. The cause of death was not immediately known.
  
Barlow co-founded the EFF in 1990 to champion free expression and privacy online.
  
EFF says that Barlow, "always saw the internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance."
  
He also wrote lyrics for Grateful Dead songs including "Black Throated Wind" and "Blow Away," among others. He also co-wrote "Cassidy" with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir.

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