Jay Fishman


Age: 63

former chief executive officer of Travelers Group insurance company who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig's disease after being diagnosed with it, who became CEO of Travelers' predecessor company in 1998 and assumed the same title after the merger of the St. Paul Cos. Inc. with Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in 2004, who was diagnosed in 2014 with a form of Lou Gehrig's disease (a terminal neurodegenerative condition also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) and stepped down as CEO in December 2015 but stayed on as executive board chairman and spearheaded philantrhopic efforts related to ALS research.

Cause of Death: Complications of ALS

Born: November 4, 1952

Died: August 19, 2016

Paramus, New Jersey