Corey Griffin, 27, co-founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge died last Saturday in an 'accidental' diving incident.
Griffin died after he dived into the water from a building which is a popular diving spot in Nantucket, Massachussets. Griffin's family and friends, who remember him as an energetic, loving person, said that philanthrophy was his main focus in life.
Griffin started the Ice Bucket Challenge when his friend, Peter Frate was diagnosed with ALS. He soon turned the Ice Bucket Challenge into a fund raising sensation that took the whole world by storm. It soon turned out to be an awareness campaign for the neurodegenerative disease and managed to raise a lot of funds for the same.
Friends and family of Griffin are distraught with his sudden demise.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, which recently made its way into India has seen many celebritites and politicians take up the challenge as part of the fund raising.
Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, George W Bush are some of the well known celebs abroad who took up the challenge.
Closer home actors and sportsperson like Bipasha Basu, Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha, Sania Mirza and Akshay Kumar are the ones who took up the challenge.