Eric Levy, a passionate Julian Assange support, is reported to have passed away as per statements released on social media on Thursday, July 21. His death was first announced by the WikiLeaks Twitter page, which wrote in a statement that reads, “Rest in Power Eric Levy, a staunch advocate for Julian Assange, who sadly passed away today aged 93.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 20, 2022
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In 2003, Levy flew to Baghdad to join the human shields trying to stop the war and protect Iraqi civilians by stationing themselves at infrastructure sites. He stayed in a Baghdad power station throughout Shock & Awe.
In September 2020, he was at the forefront of a demonstration supporting the former WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He spoke to Stegam Simanwitz and told him in a statement, “I’m here today for the same reason I was in Iraq. Because I believe in justice & I believe in peace.”
The United States wants Assange for allegedly releasing classified government documents. Most of his supporters believe that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be a free man, living without fear of extradition or imprisonment.
Eric Levy Tributes
Richard Medhurst wrote in a tribute, “Sad to hear that Eric Levy has passed away at 94. He was a well-known and loved member of the Assange community. He famously went to Iraq as a human shield to oppose the US-led invasion in 2003.”
Sad to hear that Eric Levy has passed away at 94. He was a well known and loved member of the Assange community. He famously went to Iraq as a human shield to oppose the US-led invasion in 2003. pic.twitter.com/DUlXPPHRlB
— Richard Medhurst (@richimedhurst) July 20, 2022
Despite news of his death coming out only recently (on July 21), his brother confirmed that he passed away on July 3rd. He wrote in a tweet confirming his death, “This is Eric’s brother on his account. Sorry to inform you that Eric died on July 3rd. No other information will be provided, and his account will be deleted.
This is Eric’s brother on his account. Sorry to inform you that Eric died July 3rd. No other information will be provided and his account will be deleted.
— Eric 🇺🇸🌴 (@EROTHCJ5) July 21, 2022
Another tweep wrote, “I’m so sorry to hear this and send my heartfelt condolences.
Eric had been a warm and uplifting presence on here from the moment I began actively posting, and I always looked forward to hearing his thoughts and seeing his beautiful beach photos.
He’ll be greatly missed.”