Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Voice of the Last Lecture Silenced

Randy Pausch, the professor whose “last lecture” we had posted about earlier this year, passed away Friday, at his home in Chesapeake, Va at the age of 47. He spoke eloquently about his mortality, the meaning of his life, what legacy he wanted to leave behind. Battling with pancreatic cancer, he lived five months longer than the six months doctors gave him.

May he rest in peace; a Carnegie Mellon campus memorial service is being planned with details to be announced at a later date. In the meanwhile, has created a memorial page for those who have been touched by Randy's story and would like to learn more about his inspirational journey.

1 comment:

Leane Scoz said...

I cry every time I watch the YouTube clip on his lecture. I started reading his book the other day and can't put it down. He had an awesome vision on life. He has made me step back and evaluate my own life...learn not to sweat the small stuff, realize how great life really is, try to keep a positive attitude, and cherish every moment we have on this planet--because you just never know.