Via the Pittsburgh channel:
PITTSBURGH — Last August, doctors told Carnegie Mellon University professor Dr. Randy Pausch that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer and only had months to live.
Almost a year later — after his story touched people around the world on the Internet and in a best-selling book — Pausch died Friday at age 47.
As a CMU alum, I am honored to say I was part of the same institution as Randy Pausch. He was an example to us all by being an inspiration not only in his best of times, but also in those last days when he struggled the most. I wish his family the best and thank them for letting us have him for the Last Lecture – it was truly a unique gift.
Here is his now famous, “Last Lecture” video: