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Hum    6,933

Dave Freeman, co-author of ?100 Things to Do Before You Die,? a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.

Freeman died Aug. 17 after the fall at his Venice home, his father, Roy Freeman, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

An advertising agency executive, Freeman co-wrote the 1999 book subtitled ?Travel Events You Just Can't Miss? with Neil Teplica. It was based on the Web site whatsgoingon.com, which the pair ran together from 1996 to 2001.

?This life is a short journey,? the book says. ?How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time??

Freeman's relatives said he visited about half the places on his list before he died, and either he or Teplica had been to nearly all of them.

?He didn't have enough days, but he lived them like he should have,? Teplica said.

The book's recommendations ranged from the obvious ? attending the Academy Awards and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain ? to the more obscure ? taking a voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and ?land diving? on the Island of Vanuatu, which Freeman once called ?the original bungee jumping.?

It included goofy graphics with each entry, indicating that some activities were ?down and dirty,? and others ?grandma friendly.?

The success of ?100 Things? inspired dozens of like-minded books, with titles such as ?100 Things Project Managers Should Do Before They Die? and ?100 Things Cowboys Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.?

Freeman graduated from the University of Southern California in 1983, briefly working for an ad agency in Newport Beach before moving to New York to work for Grey Advertising.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Freeman watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center from his apartment just blocks away. He moved back to Southern California to be closer to his family.

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Sethos    270

I guess he left a long list.

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Ricardo Gil    0

#100 - Bang your head after a fall

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webeagle12    948
#100 - Bang your head after a fall

I gust book should be renamed to "56 things to do before you die" :p

but seriously RIP

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NoneAvail    3

Damn that sucks, he couldn't do most of the stuff he planned out. **** never works out the way you plan it.

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Hum    6,933

I guess the other half of the list will have to wait for his next incarnation. ;)

Pleasant journey Dave ...

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Yusuf M.    1,362

May he rest in peace. It leaves me wondering how he fell hard enough to actually die.

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The_Decryptor    1,105
May he rest in peace. It leaves me wondering how he fell hard enough to actually die.

While the force is important, how you fall matters too.

I broke my arm years ago just by tripping on my shoe. It wasn't the force that did it, it was how I fell on it.

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alsheron    0
On Sept. 11, 2001, Freeman watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center from his apartment just blocks away. He moved back to Southern California to be closer to his family.

Hmmm.... and the significance of that in relation to his death is what exactly?...... :rolleyes:

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webeagle12    948
Hmmm.... and the significance of that in relation to his death is what exactly?...... :rolleyes:

well you know media, they like a stir up a bowl of bs

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WastedJoker    20

#47 - buy and wear a crash helmet

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White Cuban    0

Poor Guy, Although he atleast got some things done hopefully

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Scirwode    18

At least he did quite a few things on his list. My list, however, is another matter...

Scirwode

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