This is very sad news. Corey Griffin, the man who co-founded the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, died on August 16th in a diving accident. He was 27.
The accident occurred off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at approximately 2 a.m. on August 16. According to the Boston Globe:
“He floated to the surface, then he sank. He did not come up again.”
Griffin became active in raising money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after his friend Pete Frates was diagnosed. He help raised $100,000 for ALS research on the night of his death.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has swept all across America, raising $22.9 million so far, according to the ALS Association website.
Corey is survived by his mother, father, one brother and one sister.