Last Lecture Professor Randy Pausch Dead at age 47


The Carnegie Mellon professor who inspired the world with his tremendous attitude and will to celebrate life despite having terminal pancreatic cancer has passed away.  Randy Pausch entered the public arena when his “Last Lecture” was recorded in front a packed theater on the campus of Carnegie Mellon and later released on Youtube and other video sharing sites.  The lecture was later turned into a bestselling book.  He is survived by his wife and three children. 

The family requests that donations on his behalf be directed to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, Calif. 90245, or to Carnegie Mellon’s Randy Pausch Memorial Fund, which primarily supports the university’s continued work on the Alice project.

You can find more information here: Randy Pausch, noted CMU prof, succumbs to cancer

4 thoughts on “Last Lecture Professor Randy Pausch Dead at age 47

  1. I read his book, I was facinated, I watched the lecture, I was inspired,

    I heard the news…I cried.

    God bless you for changing my view on what I can do with MY life!

  2. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a very courageous man that we all should pattern our life after. I found a tribute to Randy at, where you can sign his guest book.

    Jack Nelson

  3. There is a memorial page set up for Randy Pausch on where you can leave condolences and remembrances.

  4. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his three beautiful children who were the inspiration for the lecture.

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