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ALS "Ice-Bucket Challenge" Co-founder Corey Griffin Drowns

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Corey Griffin, a philanthropist who was instrumental in making the ALS ice bucket challenge fund-raising drive go viral, has died after drowning in a diving accident off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    The 27-year-old's life was cut tragically short on Saturday (16 August) when he dove off a wharf that serves as a popular diving perch for locals, resurfacing once before disappearing back under the water and drowning.

    Griffin "helped turn the ice bucket challenge for ALS into a fund-raising sensation after his friend Pete Frates was diagnosed", according to an obituary in the Boston Globe, with his father Robert describing him to the newspaper as "the happiest guy in the world".

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...der-corey-griffin-drowns-aged-27-9681129.html
     
  2. Savvy

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    Poor guy. Rest In Peace
     
  3. motzart

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    That's terrible. I bet his family doesn't like all of the media attention due to the challenge.