Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn has died at age 37

Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn has died at age 37

Patrick Quinn, the co-founder of the viral ice bucket video challenge, passes away at the age of 37 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The ALS Association announced Quinn’s death Sunday morning.

“The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, was an activity involving the dumping of a bucket of ice water over a person’s head, either by another person or self-administered, to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as motor neuron disease and in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig‘s disease) and encourage donations to research”. (Wikipedia)

Even our local celebrities participated in it such as;
1. Philanthropist and founder of ODEL, Otara Jayawardene
2. Kumar Sangakkara
3. Mahela Jawaradana
4. Hip Hop star Iraj