At spring break, The Becker-Posner weblog announced a sabbatical. Apparently Professor Becker was ill, and he died of complications after surgery on May 3.  Around the economics blogosphere, here are recollections by Greg Mankiw and Tyler Cowen and David Henderson.  The editorial board of the Chicago Tribune aptly summarizes.  "In his 83 years, Becker never stopped learning."  So mote it be.

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