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On This Day


Saturday 11th February 2012

7 years ago

American author and the 'Moving On' columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey Zaslow (53),was killed when he lost control of his car on a snow-covered M-32 and was hit by a semi-truck near Elmira, Michigan. Zaslow was widely known as coauthor of best-selling books including The Last Lecture (2008) with Randy Pausch; Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters[2] with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (2009); as well as Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope (2011) with Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. He was the sole author of numerous books, including Tell Me All About It (1990), The Girls from Ames (2009), and The Magic Room (2012). He was twice named by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists as best columnist in a newspaper with more than 100,000 circulation and had received the Distinguished Column Writing Award from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association. While working at the Sun-Times, Zaslow received the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. He appeared on such television programs as The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Good Morning America.

Jeffrey Zaslow

Jeffrey Zaslow

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