'Ice Bucket Challenge' co-founder Anthony Senerchia dead of ALS at 46

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. Even Donald Trump took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Mike Francesa (above) took it too. Sort of.

Boomer Esiason got hit in the head taking it. Explains a lot.

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Anthony Senerchia. Anthony past away early in the morning on November 25th, 2017. Anthony fought a courageous battle with ALS and we thank you in advance for your continued support to the Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation. The foundation will continue to use 100% of your donations to fund ALS research and to aid families whose loved ones have been stricken with the disease.

Anthony Senerchia was 46.

The ALS Association said $1 million of the $220 million raised by the 2014 social media Ice Bucket Challenge campaign allowed Project MinE scientists to isolate the gene that causes it. You can donate to the The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation right now right here.

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