04:22 PM EDT 08/29/2014
Originally posted 08/18/2014 11:05AM
A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.
Nantucket Police tell The Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building at around 2 a.m. Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard was nearby and recovered Griffin, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Griffin's family says he was friends with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, whose family and friends launched the ice-bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for charity. Twenty-nine-year-old Frates was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, also known as ALS, in 2012. The movement has taken off around the country recently. Griffin, of Scituate, had been fundraising in Nantucket.
Originally posted 08/16/2014 12:10PM
It was an emotional week for PEOPLE readers, who celebrated new life while mourning the staggering loss of a Hollywood icon whose tragic death shook the nation.
Originally posted 08/16/2014 10:40AM
Jay Adams, a skateboarding legend who is credited with helping to shape modern skateboarding style, has died. He was 53.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:20PM
It has been two months since Casey Kasem's death, but the iconic radio personality remains unburied as the drama between his children and their stepmother Jean continues to unfold.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 04:00PM
The attorney for a retired Marine who pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters says the corporal has died in North Carolina.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00PM
At just 9 years old, Raushan Hammond was too young to be intimidated when costar Robin Williams encouraged him to improvise some of his lines.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:10AM
Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:15PM
Could Robin Williams's battle with Parkinson's disease have exacerbated his existing issues with depression?
Originally posted 08/14/2014 06:35PM
He was an Oscar-winning superstar, but around his neighborhood of Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area, Robin Williams was known as a friendly cyclist who loved to walk his pug, Leonard, and share quiet dinners out with his wife.
Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:15PM
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