On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, long-troubled son Daniel Auster, son of noted novelist Paul Auster, passed away. Daniel was 44 years old when he breathed his last. Daniel had a long criminal history. Currently, also on bail, he was charged with manslaughter over the death of their 10-month-old baby daughter. According to reports, Daniel died of a drug overdose. Other reports say Daniel was arrested by authorities on Easter Sunday on manslaughter charges over the death of their 10-month-old daughter.
Investigators released a statement regarding Daniel’s death, stating that Daniel was found with drug paraphernalia. They also indicated that he may have accidentally overdosed on this drug. Officials have confirmed that it was the same drug that Daniel used regularly. However, further investigations are still ongoing, so no conclusions can be drawn at this time.
Daniel was a long-troubled son of popular writer Paul Auster. He has been in the headlines since November 1 last year after their 10-month-old baby daughter Ruby was found dead at his home on Bergen Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. Ruby was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ruby’s autopsy reports confirmed that she died of a drug overdose, and the drugs were fentanyl and heroin. The cause of her death has been confirmed, but how she used these drugs was unclear and unsorted.
Ruby’s mother, Zuzan, explained that the baby was fine and awake before going to work. She stated that she left the baby with her father and went to her work. Later during the investigation, Auster accepted that he had injected her daughter with heroin. After the injection he fell asleep and when he woke up he saw that the baby was turning blue and lifeless. After Auster’s confession, he was arrested by police officers on charges of manslaughter and endangering the child’s welfare. He was currently out on bail when he died.
Daniel is the son of internationally acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Lydia Davis. Lydia Davis is also an internationally acclaimed popular author. Though Paul and Lydia are no longer together, the couple parted ways in 1978. Coming from such iconic parents, Daniel has tarnished the public image of his parents and family at large. During his bail hearing, Daniel’s father, Paul Auster, was deeply saddened and devastated. He was deeply saddened by the death of their lovely granddaughter, Ruby.