Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies aged 37
Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies aged 37
Credit: @alsassociation, Courtesy of Twitter

Patrick Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has died at the age of 37. Quinn was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig's disease – in March 2013 and helped raise more than $220 million for medical research.

"We are deeply saddened to share that Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge passed away at the age of 37. Pat was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 and went on to help popularize the greatest social media campaign in history," the ALS Association wrote on Twitter. "He will be missed, but he will continue to inspire us until we have a world without ALS."