Pete Frates, creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 32

BOSTON — Pete Frates, creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge, passed away from ALS at the age of 32.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a major social media craze in 2014, to help raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. The campaign was wildly successful and attracted donations from the likes of Oprah, LeBron James, Bill Gates and many other celebrities.

Journalist Mike Barnicle confirmed Frates’ death in a tweet Monday morning:

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