Co-Founder of Ice Bucket Challenge Dies After Battle With ALS

The co-founder of the famous “Ice-Bucket Challenge,” Anthony Senerchia, has died at age 46 after a long battle with ALS:

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, which swept social media in 2014, has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46.

The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation website says the Pelham, New York, native died early Saturday.

In a video released by the ALS Association, Senerchia’s wife, Jeanette, discusses how she helped launch the challenge by dumping a bucket of icy water on herself in 2014 and posting the video to Facebook. The challenge really took off when it reached friends of Pete Frates, a former baseball star at Boston College who was also fighting ALS.

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” went viral and people around the world uploaded videos of themselves accepting the challenge, including former President George W. Bush who was challenged by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager:

Even in Israel people accepted the challenge, at least in our country we don’t have to worry about incoming racket fire!

Teenagers are alike everywhere, did you notice she made sure she grabbed her phone before running for cover?

Here’s another example:

RIP Anthony Senerchia.