Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar dies at 86

12:54 PM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar died following a short bout with pneumonia, his office announced Wednesday, November 28. He was 86.
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(WXIA) -- Well-regarded author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar died on Wednesday at the age of 86, his office announced.

Ziglar was author of more than two dozen books and was considered by many marketers to be the nation's authority on salesmanship. His motivational speaking tour has played before sold out arenas around the world.

"Zig Ziglar passed from this world today after a short bout with pneumonia. Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home. The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived," said a message from his staff on Ziglar's Facebook page.

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His office said he died early Wednesday following a short bout with pneumonia.


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