The Friend Who Helped Inspire The Man Behind The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Died Tragically Just Hours After He Raised $100,000 For The Cause
Oh no, this is so sad.
Hours after Corey Griffin raised $100,000 to fight ALS in honor of his friend, Pete Frates (who was struggling from this debilitating disease), he was found dead because of an ill-conceived diving stunt. Corey was one of the original reasons why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm, including all of these celebs participating!
According to police reports, around 2 a.m. on Saturday after the fundraiser, the 27-year-old dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building on Straight Wharf by the harbor in Nantucket, MA. He floated to the surface and then sank; his body did not surface after that.
An off-duty lifeguard happened to be