Anthony Senerchia Jr., who was the inspiration for viral flashmob Ice Bucket Challenge, died on Saturday at the age of 46 years. It is reported by Time.
According to the report, in 2003, Senerchia was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease of the Central nervous system that leads to paralysis and subsequent muscle atrophy.
“It is a serious illness… Your body fails. But he was a fighter… He was our light. He made our lives better,” said his wife Jeanette.
As reported, the Ice Bucket Challenge helped to raise for the treatment of motor neuron disease more than $115 million in just a month. The remaining funds received from the flash-mob has allowed scientists to discover gene linked to development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – NEK1.