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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

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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

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Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies While On The 'Best Surf Trip Of His Life'

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Just when he was getting back on-track too…

Jay Adams, of the legendary Z-Boys skateboarders, passed away on Friday of what is a suspected heart attack.

Adams was one of the skaters portrayed in the film Lords of Dogtown, which was about skateboarding in Venice, California.

The 53-year-old had gone through two stints in prison, and come out on the other side a changed man who was getting his life together, according to his friend Allen Sarlo.

Sarlo was on the Puerto Escondido, Mexico with Adams, and Adams' wife Tracy.

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Lauren Bacall Dead At The Age Of 89

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Hollywood had lost yet another one of its brightest stars.

According to one of her family members, Lauren Bacall, one of cinema's greats, has passed away.

Apparently the late actress died after suffering a massive stroke this morning in her home.

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Robin Williams Did Everything For His Kids - He Even Prepared Them For Life Without Him

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Unlike Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams found it important to set up a trust fund for his kids, whether he was alive or not.

But he also worried that they may not have been mature enough at 21 years old to handle getting a large sum of money, so he broke it up!

In 2009, Robin decided that at 21 years old, each of his three children — Zachary, 31, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22 — would get 1/3 of their money on their 21st birthday. Then, at 25 the kids got half of the remaining money, and at 30 years old, they got the rest.

So, at least they’ll be taken care of.

As for the rest of Robin’s cash, it’s expected that his wife Susan Schneider will get a lot of it, but it not clear how much that will be.

In 2013, the comedian revealed that because of his two expensive divorces, he was possibly going to have to declare bankruptcy, even though he was valued at $130 million in 2012.

Really though, in the wake of such a sudden and tragic loss, money is probably the last thing on his family’s minds. But it’s good to know that the kids’ dad took care of them.

[Image via WENN.]

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Robin Williams' Happy Days Co-Star Henry Winkler Recalls The Magic That Was Robin On Set

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It's such a tragedy to lose a TV and movie legend like Robin Williams.

But it's heartwarming when everyone who knew him speaks nothing but kind words about him.

And that's all Henry Winkler had to say upon news about his former Happy Days co-star's passing.

He opened up about just what it was like to be in the presence of Robin playing Mork while on set, seeing him work in the most magical way:

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