Last Lecturer, Randy Pausch dies

Dr. Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor, husband, and father of three who became famous for his “Last Lecture,” died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, July 25th. For those who are unfamiliar, Randy did a last lecture on how to achieve your childhood dreams. Carnegie Mellon posted the video of his lecture on YouTube and includes this information:

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit

His lecture was so inspiring that Oprah invited him on her show to do an abridged version for her audience. If you have the time, sit down and watch this video of his last lecture. It’s an hour and 16 minutes long, but it is well worth your time.

ABC News is airing a prime time special on Randy Tuesday night at 10:00pm.

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