Death of Ulrich Beck

May 15, 1944 - January 1, 2015
Berlin, Germany | Age 70

Sociologist who examined risk dies
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BERLIN (AP) — German sociologist Ulrich Beck, who examined the way modern society deals with risk, has died. He was 70.

Tanja Postpischil, a spokeswoman for his German publisher Suhrkamp, said Sunday that Beck died of a heart attack Jan. 1.

Beck was born May 15, 1944, in Stolp, now the Polish town of Slupsk.

He studied and taught at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-University, focusing on the way modern societies struggle with problems of their own...

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