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    Default Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder Corey Griffin Drowns in Diving Tragedy



    Died August 16th, 2014.

    ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin has drowned in a diving tragedy only weeks after seeing the challenge go viral across the web.
    Griffin, 27, died after leaping from the roof of a bar in the Massachusetts town of Nantucket, last weekend.
    According to the Boston Globe, the financier dived from the top of a bar called Juice Guys into the water, before surfacing once and then disappearing for good.
    In the weeks before his untimely death, Griffin had seen the ice bucket challenge taken up by global figures, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
    The challenge has so far raised around $23m (14m )in aid of Pete Frates
    Only hours before his death, Griffin had raised $100,000 in aid of myotrophic lateral sclerosis, on behalf of his pal with the condition, Pete Frates.
    Paying tribute to Griffin on Facebook, Frates wrote: "Helping out was nothing new for Griff. He held his own event for me back in 2012, just a few months after diagnosis.
    "He worked his butt off these last few weeks for ALS. We texted everyday, planning and scheming ways to raise funds and plan events."
    Griffin had been delighted by the success of the ice bucket challenge, which has spread so much that Russian president Vladimir Putin was challenged to do it by movie star Vin Diesel.
    Griffin's father Robert told the Globe it made him "the happiest guy in the world".
    "He called me last night and told me he was in paradise," said Griffin.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ice-bucket-...ragedy-1461982

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    I accept the leaping from a bar roof challenge!

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    As do I.
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    Ironic.
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    Someone call Alanis Morrisette, we got some good song material here.

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    Kinda of like the Segway inventor driving a Segway off a cliff to his death. Ironic.
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    RIP. Seems like he did a lot of good in his short life.
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    I was watching vids of ice bucket challenges gone wrong, and didn't know this had happened. Bizarre.
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    I admit, I laughed. I also hate the stupid fucking ice bucket challenge. Can't people give money WITHOUT also wasting water and being Facebook attention whores about it?
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    I SO hear you on being annoyed by the domination of the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook. So many people don't really even care about the disease and do not donate a cent. A lot of people are all about just getting their mug out there and getting attention for doing it because it is the "cool" thing to do now.


    Sad about the guy, though. Why would you jump off of a bar roof?? Was he drunk or what?

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    *grabs a seat on the bus headed for hell* I laughed too. that is all.
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    My Facebook is ice bucket challenge barren. Am I missing out?
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    ^^ Offer to do it bra-less and you'll get tons of nominations.
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    my FB is barren as well. just one post, i guess some kids did it at camp. maybe my friends don't care about ALS. or just contribute to charities without telling anyone. probably the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    I admit, I laughed. I also hate the stupid fucking ice bucket challenge. Can't people give money WITHOUT also wasting water and being Facebook attention whores about it?
    Oh, but you can't bring that up without people getting all butthurt and saying you don't care about ALS fundraising. Snippy, snippy people.
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