Billionaire, libertarian activist, and philanthropist David Koch passed away at age 79.
David’s brother, Charles, put out the following statement confirming the news on Friday morning:
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life. Twenty-seven years ago, David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live. David liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications and his own stubbornness kept the cancer at bay. We can all be grateful that it did, because he was able to touch so many more lives as a result.”
David Koch gave a lot of money to things like the New York Ballet and cancer research. He and his brother also bankrolled a lot of free-market and libertarian political causes and projects, which turned them into boogeymen in the eyes of the Left forever.
In the Twitter cesspool, a mob of blue-checked leftists descended shortly after the news to revel in the younger Koch’s passing. Here’s a sampling:
NBC: David Koch died.
Me af: pic.twitter.com/q9ZPT0JFAr
— Dr. Jenn M. Jackson (@JennMJack) August 23, 2019
When David Koch dies pic.twitter.com/7u9sxDZs4r
— 30-50 feral keivaghns (@shrkquestionmrk) August 23, 2019
when david koch dies pic.twitter.com/dTPMgNnwso
— guy fieri 2020 campaign manager (@libbycwatson) August 23, 2019
If they’re going to cremate David Koch, they should save themselves all the fuss and bother and just drop the corpse into the Amazon rainforest fires.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 23, 2019
Sad to see David Koch died before realizing his life goal to kill Superman
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 23, 2019
honestly devastated for David Koch.
imagine dedicating your entire life to destroying the world, and dying *just* before your cravenly fucked up dream came true!
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) August 23, 2019
The arch of the moral universe is long, but it bends even more towards justice now that David Koch is dead
— Cory Zapatka (@coryzapatka) August 23, 2019
I never wish anyone ill, but the world now has one less asshole. David Koch is gone.
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) August 23, 2019
Sad* to see that David Koch, a person who worked hard for decades to deny healthcare to as many people as he possibly could, is now dead
— Phil Nolan @ Shine 2019 (@nilpholan) August 23, 2019
david koch, what a great guy and humanitarian. 😐 pic.twitter.com/HFGjt0DGzK
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 23, 2019
my partner just yelled DAVID KOCH IS DEAAAAAD! from the other end of the apartment like someone announcing Santa had just come and straight up left a dead fascist in our stocking
— B. Bolander (@BBolander) August 23, 2019
#DavidKoch has died. Never classy to celebrate anyone's death. In this case, I'll make an exception. The sun seems brighter today.
— Ed the Sock (@EdtheSock) August 23, 2019
David Koch is dead.
But his legacy of destroying the environment, fostering income inequality and manipulating our democratic process to favor minority rule will live on for a long time.#FridayFeeling
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) August 23, 2019