Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch, the brave Carnegie Mellon professor who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died last Friday at the age of 47.

His message of hope was spread the world over when he gave his “Last Lecture” speech at Carnegie Mellon and then later again on Oprah. Thanks to Youtube, we have the privilege of listening to his powerful and inspiring message.

He even went back to Carnegie Mellon a few months back to give a speech at the 2008 Commencement!

What made the “Last Lecture” especially poignant in his case is that it was in a way, given his terminal illness, his last lecture. Yet, watching him give his speech, there is no hint of pain or sickness.

And I’m sure that’s how he would have wanted to be remembered. His words are now forever immortalised not just in his lecture and book, but on blogs and Youtube as well.