Lauren Brown death, obituary: Business Insider, Quartz editor Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown death, obituary: Former Business Insider contributors’ editor and Quartz journalist Lauren Brown died October 29, 2019 after battling cancer. She was only 37 years old.

Lauren Brown death, obituary: Business Insider, Quartz editor Lauren Brown

Lauren had been diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2014 when she was 31. The beloved journalist wrote this about that time:

I was 31 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.After I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had a lot to be unhappy about: losing my breasts, my hair, possibly my fertility, and what felt like a year of my life. But the illness put things into sharp focus. There were really only two states of being: alive or not. When faced with the latter, the former felt fantastic, no matter the conditions.

Lauren Brown death, obituary: Business Insider, Quartz editor Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown worked for Quartz during her final days. Lauren joined Quartz in August 2012 as part of its founding team

As director of special projects, she oversaw some of Quartz’s most ambitious journalism, and initiatives including a print book, unique events, and a podcasting co-production.

Earlier, Lauren was Quartz’s deputy Ideas editor, commissioning work from outside contributors around the world.

The news company’s CEO and co-founder Zach Seward stated that Brown would be most missed for her mentorship in the newsroom.

Her associate at Insider, Nicholas Carlson said:

She [Lauren] was also a kind person, ready to help Business Insider and her former colleagues even after she left the company. We are so sad for her family and friends.

Please say a prayer for her grieving family as you read the touching tributes below:

We are really missing @laurenalixb. She was a close friend and the best kind of colleague you could ask for.

If anyone could help us through this moment, it would have been Lauren, so we are all just trying to channel her spirit, instead. Miss you.

Today I’m thinking of Lauren Brown, one of the most brilliant women I have known. She taught me so much, the fiercest lesson to eliminate “happy to help” from work vocabulary, to value my contributions to news as a woman.

Thank you @laurenalixb we miss you

Too heartbroken right now to tweet/write/process. It feels fitting to RT this from Jeff, who introduced me to @laurenalixb as I scouted for a deputy. She basically taught me the internet, from sizing photos to engaging with the world on its terms. I love and miss her fiercely.

A beautiful bright light was extinguished far too prematurely today. RIP Lauren Brown and condolences to her family, including extended members
@qz. #fuckcancer

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