Friday, July 25, 2008

Sad News in from the AP

I've been following the story of computer science professor, Randy Pausch, and his battle with pancreatic cancer since I first saw the segment about his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on the news. Although I've never met him, I found myself wiping away tears today as I read the news of his passing. I read his book, and it really touched me--it's basic lessons serving as a reminder about what really matters in life.

Last lecture professor dies of cancer

Randy Pausch, famed for his life-affirming message, passes at 47

from the Associated Press
updated 11:13 a.m. ET, Fri., July. 25, 2008

PITTSBURGH - Randy Pausch, a computer science professor whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, has died. He was 47.

Pausch died early Friday at his home in Virginia, said Anne Watzman, a spokeswoman for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he worked. Pausch and his family moved there last fall to be closer to his wife's relatives.

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May Randy rest in peace.

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