Professor Randy Pausch is dead

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Professor Randy Pausch, the man who brought us the inspirational speech “The Last Lecture” has died of complications from pancreatic cancer.

The speech, delivered at Carnegie Mellon University, was an urge by Pausch to celebrate life and do great things. This was made all the more poignant given the fact that he was fighting terminal cancer and not given much time to live. His speech went viral on YouTube, he appeared on Oprah and the speech was made into a bestselling book.

So even though Professor Pausch has died, his memory and his ideas will live on for generations.