Anthony Senerchia, who suffered from ALS and helped make the “ice bucket challenge” viral, passed away over the weekend. He was 46, PIX11 reports.
He was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, about two months after his marriage to Jeanette Senerchio. The disease has no cure.
The challenge was wildly successful and attracted donations from the likes of Oprah, LeBron James, Bill Gates and many other celebrities. About 2.5 million people donated $115 million to the ALS Association during the campaign.
There are roughly 5,000 newly diagnosed cases of ALS in the United States each year.