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Inspirational TED speaker, entrepreneur and founder of Live Your Legend, Scott Dinsmore, was fatally hit by a tumbling boulder while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last Saturday.
The California native is famous for his 2012 TED Talk “How to Find and Do Work You Love,” which has been viewed over 2 million times. According to the DailyMail, his untimely death at the age of 33 occurred during his world trek with his wife of five years, Chelsea. San Jose Mercury News reported the two had sold off their belongings and set off from San Francisco earlier in January to travel the world together.
The motivational speaker told others during in his TED Talk to chase their dreams and work for what they love. According to his family members, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Tanzanian peak, was his lifelong dream.
His father, William Dinsmore said:
“He lived more in his short 33 years than most do in a lifetime.”
Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and appears in ancient lore. Climbkilimanjaroguide.com states that nearly 35,000 people attempt to climb to the peak each year, which results in up to seven climbers’ deaths annually.
Dinsmore documented his travels with his wife to places including Turkey and Montenegro on his website, Live Your Legend.
Chelsea told Mercury News:
“He always said, ‘I want to live a life of no regrets,’ and he did. He left us in one of the most beautiful places either of us have ever been, he was so happy, he was disconnected from everything other than nature and me. It’s a tragic loss.
“His legend and spirit is living on and I’m seeing it everyday.”