Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday, July 25, 2008. He was 47. According to the Associated Press.
He died from a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Pausch lobbied Congress for more federal funding for pancreatic cancer research. A very aggressive and deadly cancer.
I watched Randy Pausch on "Oprah" recently, as he gave his last lecture, and I was in tears. I was so moved by him. By his spirit and zest and love of life. If you haven't had the privilege to listen to his lecture I highly recommend you do: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/ He also had an update page you can check out.
His wife and three children have lost an amazing father and dad but I think he left them a legacy of hope. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pausch family today. I am thankful I tuned in that day to hear your lecture. Rest in peace, Randy Pausch.