“Mr. Wallace was an apparent suicide.” HE was an apparent suicide? He himself? Not, “his DEATH was an apparent suicide”? How weird.
(I loved the fact that David Foster Wallace named a character in The Broom of the System Judith. Judith Prietht. It’s an auditory joke used in a visual medium [sort of the anti-FOOB], and as such I didn’t get it until halfway through when I pronounced it in my head, and then I laughed and laughed and laughed.)