Michael Goldsmith

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: law professor at Brigham Young University who battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, and was honored at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 2009 on the 70th anniversary of Gehrig's classic farewell speech, who wrote a guest column in Newsweek in 2008, urging Major League Baseball to do more to fight the disease that killed Gehrig on June 2, 1941.

 

 

Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

 

Born: March 6, 1951

 

Died: November 1, 2009

 

Location: New York City, New York