“Berkeley’s homeless Hate Man dies at 80” by Kevin Fagan (sfchronicle.com)

SFGATE:  Hate Man Memorial in People’s Park April 3, 2017

The Hate Man, one of the most colorful and endearing homeless people ever to hit the sidewalks of the Bay Area, has died at the age of 80.

His actual name was Mark Hawthorne, but he hadn’t called himself that since 1970, when he abandoned his job as a reporter for the New York Times after nine years and first took up residence on the streets of Berkeley.

Failing in health for the past year, he died of heart failure Sunday night at a hospital in Berkeley, according to friends who were helping take care of him.

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One Response to “Berkeley’s homeless Hate Man dies at 80” by Kevin Fagan (sfchronicle.com)

  1. David Justus says:

    I’ve known hate for 13 years and was saddened to hear of his passing. I know that I am a better and hopefully wiser person for knowing the man. Let’s hope we find someone good enough to edit his “dream” journals and do him justice. with much hate and loathing. David(Scott 9)Justus

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