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Pat Quinn, co-founder of viral ALS ice bucket challenge, passes away from Lou Gehrig's disease at 37
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Pat Quinn, co-founder of viral ALS ice bucket challenge, passes away from Lou Gehrig's disease at 37

Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday.

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57 after battle with ALS
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SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57 after battle with ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Blackbird, adaptation of Danish film Silent Heart
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Blackbird, adaptation of Danish film Silent Heart

The Danish film Silent Heart was about a terminally ill mother who decides to pursue euthanasia and gathers her family together for one last time

US: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at campus leaves 4 firefighters injured
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US: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at campus leaves 4 firefighters injured

Four US firefighters were injured, two seriously, as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.

Intel exploring ways to help Stephen Hawking speak
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Intel exploring ways to help Stephen Hawking speak

Hawking, 70, is losing the use of the nerves in his face and his rate of speech has slowed to one word per minute.