Who was Ted Kaczynski? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Terrorist, Hanged Himself, Death

Ted Kaczynski Wiki – Ted Kaczynski Bio

Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber (/ˈjuːnəbɒmər/), was an American mathematician and domestic terrorist. He was a mathematics prodigy, but abandoned his academic career in 1969 to pursue a primitive lifestyle. Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski murdered three individuals and injured 23 others in a nationwide mail bombing campaign against people he believed to be advancing modern technology and the destruction of the natural environment. He authored Industrial Society and Its Future, a 35,000-word manifesto and social critique opposing industrialization, rejecting leftism, and advocating for a nature-centered form of anarchism.

In 1971, Kaczynski moved to a remote cabin without electricity or running water near Lincoln, Montana, where he lived as a recluse while learning survival skills to become self-sufficient. After witnessing the destruction of the wilderness surrounding his cabin, he concluded that living in nature was becoming impossible and resolved to fight industrialization and its destruction of nature through terrorism. In 1979, Kaczynski became the subject of what was, by the time of his arrest, the longest and most expensive investigation in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI used the case identifier UNABOM (University and Airline Bomber) before his identity was known, resulting in the media naming him the “Unabomber”.

Theodore John Kaczynski was born in Chicago on May 22, 1942, to working-class parents Wanda Theresa (née Dombek) and Theodore Richard Kaczynski, a sausage maker. The two were Polish Americans who were raised as Roman Catholics but later became atheists. They married on April 11, 1939.

Kaczynski attended Evergreen Park Community High School, where he excelled academically. He played the trombone in the marching band and was a member of the mathematics, biology, coin, and German clubs. In 1996, a former classmate said: “He was never really seen as a person, as an individual personality. He was always regarded as a walking brain, so to speak. During this period, Kaczynski became intensely interested in mathematics, spending hours studying and solving advanced problems.He became associated with a group of like-minded boys interested in science and mathematics, known as the “briefcase boys” for their habit of carrying briefcases.


Ted Kaczynski died at the age of 81 years old.


In 1962, Kaczynski enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics in 1964 and 1967, respectively. Michigan was not his first choice for postgraduate education; he had applied to the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, both of which accepted him but offered him no teaching position or financial aid. Michigan offered him an annual grant of $2,310 and a teaching post.


FBI agents arrested an unkempt Kaczynski at his cabin on April 3, 1996. A search revealed a cache of bomb components, 40,000 hand-written journal pages that included bomb-making experiments, descriptions of the Unabomber crimes and one live bomb. They also found what appeared to be the original typed manuscript of Industrial Society and Its Future. By this point, the Unabomber had been the target of the most expensive investigation in FBI history at the time. A 2000 report by the United States Commission on the Advancement of Federal Law Enforcement stated that the task force had spent over $50 million throughout the course of the investigation.

Cause of Death

On December 14, 2021, the 79-year-old Kaczynski was transferred to the Federal Medical Center, Butner, North Carolina, after being diagnosed with late-stage cancer.

At 12:23 a.m. on June 10, 2023, Kaczynski was found in his cell he was unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Prison officials believe he killed himself.

Terrorist Ted Kaczynski, known as ‘Unabomber’, was found with serious neck injuries after he died by hanging in a South Carolina jail after three decades behind bars, according to a 911 call.

A short recording of the phone conversation has revealed the 81-year-old, who carried out a 17-year bombing campaign which killed three people and injured 23 others, was found in his cell on Saturday.

The caller said he ‘got a guy that was hanging’ and ‘they got a crash cart (a wheeled medical supply container) up there now’, according to TMZ, who obtained the tape.

Inside sources also told the tabloid that Kaczynski, who had late-stage cancer, suffered reddening of the skin from ear to ear and a deformed trachea.

Rigor mortis-which is the fourth stage of death when the limbs turn rigid-had also already set in, especially on his arms and legs.

This normally begins around two to three hours after death, suggesting Kaczynski died in his cell at the Federal Medical Center in Butner hours before he was discovered.

Four people with knowledge of the situation also confirmed to the Associated Press that the murderer’s death was a suicide.

They added that emergency responders performed CPR and revived him, before he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead later on Saturday.

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This is not the first time the prisoner has attempted to hang himself – as he used a pair of underwear to conduct the process in 1998 but did not succeed.


His death of him comes as the federal Bureau of Prisons has faced increased scrutiny in the last several years following the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who also died by suicide in a federal jail in 2019.

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