Corey Griffin Is Dead: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Founder Drowns In Nantucket Island

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August 21, 2014 – Corey Griffin Is Dead: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Founder Drowns In Nantucket Island Massachusetts

One of the pioneers of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge has died.

A popular Philanthropist, Corey Griffin passed away on Saturday on a diving spot in Nantucket Island, MA.

27-year-old Corey Griffin helped popularize the worldwide trend in which people either pledge $100 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by frigid water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same.

Griffin jumped into the water from a building on a wharf that was a popular diving spot in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, early Saturday morning around 2 am (0600 GMT).

Witnesses said Griffin plunged “into the water where he floated to the surface. Griffin then went under water again not resurfacing,” the Nantucket Police Department said in a statement.

A nearby lifeguard was called to the scene to retrieve Griffin and emergency responders performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

May his soul rest in perfect peace (amen)