Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar dies at 86
Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar has died after a battle with pneumonia, according to his Facebook page.
“Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home,” read a statement on the page. “The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived.”
Ziglar’s executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
Ziglar’s speaking career had lasted more than 50 years, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, before he retired in 2010.
He was known for corporate training and motivational speeches that aimed to improve people’s personal lives and careers. His company includes more than a dozen other speakers who advocate “The Ziglar Way.”
Ziglar has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, including “See You at the Top” and “Over the Top,” and has made appearances with U.S. presidents and world leaders, according to his website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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