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OBIT: Motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar Dead at 86

He helped people achieve a balanced life.

Zig Ziglar, the man who wrote more than 30 books on leading a balanced life and focusing on positivity, died Wednesday in Texas at the age of 86.

Ziglar had been suffering from pneumonia, reports the Huffington Post.

He was known as a motivational speaker with the goal of helping people "achieve success in their careers and personals, in addition to a focus on Christianity," writes The Christian Science Monitor.

Zigler is survived by his wife of 66 years and three adult children.

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