Corey Griffin

 

 

 

Age: 27

 

Summary: activist and one-time finance manager for the Boston-based venture capital firm Bain Capital Ventures LLC who was instrumental in co-initiating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fund-raising drive to become a global sensation after his close friend Pete Frates was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease (or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), in which the campaign went viral online and encourage many celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi to participate in the crusade as the donations have now reached $22.9 million to the ALS Association earlier this year.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned in a diving accident

 

Born: 1987

 

Died: August 16, 2014

 

Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts