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Corey Griffin, 27, one of the people credited with bringing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to viral popularity, drowned Saturday.
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00:02 -- regret and the man credited with helping to propel
00:05 the ALS ice bucket challenge into a viral sensation. Has died.
00:10 The 27 year old philanthropist died in a diving accident on
00:14 August 16. Hours after raising 100000. Dollars for a LS on
00:19 Nantucket Island. Police say Griffin -- from the juice guys building
00:24 into Nantucket harbor and drowned around 2 AM. Griffin was a
00:29 graduate of Boston college and friends with baseball player -- --
00:33 Who inspired friends and family to lunch the ice bucket talents
00:37 to raise awareness for the scary -- The expected talent has
00:41 become an Internet sensation. The -- LS association that it has
00:45 helped raise more than fifteen million dollars in donations. Griffin was
00:49 the director of strategic initiatives at -- risk management fund. Prior
00:54 to that he worked as an investor at Bain Capital ventures
00:57 he worked to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital. He founded
01:01 the NHL alumni pro am organization. And Abbas in winter ball
01:06 both benefiting the hospital. Friends and family described him as a
01:10 caring man and together.