Zig Ziglar died today, wednesday 28th at age 86, the motivational speaker whose clever way with words inspired millions to stop looking for shortcuts to success and instead earn it the old-fashioned way by rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Ziglar's speaking career came later in life, something that no doubt added to his appeal to many Americans who felt that after a certain age there was nothing to do but give up. Ziglar's first book, "See You at the Top," was published in 1975 when he was 49.
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He would go on to rub elbows with U.S. presidents and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to the Associated Press.
Ziglar's personal assistant told the Associated Press that Ziglar was suffering from pneumonia when he passed away at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
He was a devouted Christian, who credited his faith and his red-headed wife, Jean, with much of his success. The couple had celebrated their 66th "honeymoon" on Monday.
May his soul rest in perfect peace!