National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – July 25 – Randy Pausch

0 Comments 25 July 2012


Every once and awhile a DPD comes along that really makes the NOR staff grab our knickers and well up. Randy Pausch’s story is tragic, endearing, inspiring and a whole bunch of other expensive adjectives that end with ‘ing’.

There’s not much more to add than what Randy lays out in the first 1 or 2 minutes of the video. Sure, there are some corny parts…but the meat and potatoes are delicious (as they usually are). Watch as much as you can and swing by the NOR offices if you want a hug. We’ll be out back by the dumpster.

Randy Pausch, 47, Dies; His ‘Last Lecture’ Inspired Many to Live With Wonder

Published: July 26, 2008

Randy Pausch, the professor whose “last lecture” made him a Lou-Gehrig-like symbol of the beauty and briefness of life, died Friday at his home in Chesapeake, Va. He was 47, and had lived five months longer than the six months a doctor gave him as an upside limit last August. Continue

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