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Occupy Wall Street leader David Graeber dead at 59 after helping create movement's '99%' slogan

OCCUPY Wall Street leader David Graeber has died at 59 years old, his agent reveals.

Graeber was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and taught at Yale University, Goldsmiths and the University of London as well, News 18 reported.

Graeber was born in New York and during his life, studied anarchism and the anti-capitalist movement.

The professor is known for his leadership in the Occupy Wall Street movement, a response to the 2008 financial crisis.

The movement pointed out how the economy was dominated by the richest 1% of the population.

While Graeber claims he didn't come up with the slogan "We are the 99%", his website says he contributed to it.

"I did first suggest that we call ourselves 'the 99%'," Graeber said. "Then two Spanish indignados and a Greek anarchist added the 'we' and later a food-not-bombs veteran put the 'are' between them. And they say you can't create something worthwhile by committee!"

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