Former American baseball player Pete Frates has died at the age of 34, according to the website of Boston College.
Frates became known as the Creator of the flash mob Ice Bucket Challenge. According to its rules, participants had to pour a bucket of ice water, and then transfer $ 10 to the ALS Association Fund and pass the baton to three more participants.
The flash mob was conceived to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which Frates suffered from, as well as to Fund foundations that studied this incurable disease.
The flash mob has become popular since 2014. Since that time, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, actors Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Affleck, singers Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Shakira, and others, has attended it.