Randy Pausch Dies Today of Pancreatic Cancer

Randy Pausch was 47 years young.  His courageous passing will be felt by people across the world.  What an amazing man, what an amazing family.  Randy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006, being told he had 3 to 6 months to live.  He made every day count.

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University is legendary – worldwide.  The video of The Last Lecture has been viewed by over 10 million people, and translated into 7 languages. This year after appearing on Oprah, Diane Sawyer, and many other interviews, a best selling book “The Last Lecture”, testifying before Congress in regards to Pancreatic Cancer, Randy has passed leaving us all feeling so blessed to have witnessed such Courage and Love.

In the news from The University of Virginia was a quote by Gabe Robins, professor of computer science at U.Va., has described Pausch as the perfect mentor – a combination of Yoda, Captain James T.Kirk, and Jim Carrey.

Randy was such an inspiration to me as a young faculty member and he became a good friend over the years,” said Robins. “The media portrayed this man exactly as he was — bright, honest and sincere. I feel lucky to count him among my friends and mentors.  It is very rare to find a person that combines greatness, grace, and courage the way Randy does. I’m so glad that, through his lecture videos and recent book, the rest of the world got to know him too. Randy’s legacy will continue to inspire people for a long, long time to come.

Living in Courage sends love and condolences to Randy’s family – Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe.

I would like to thank everyone who left comments over the months here at Living in Courage for Randy and his family and those who continue to do so.  We all hold a very special place in our hearts for a very courageous man and his wonderful family.