Wayne Dyer, the motivational guru and bestselling author of dozens of self-help books, died Saturday night at the age of 75.
His family shared the news with Dyer’s 2.4 million Facebook fans on Sunday.
A cause of death was not given, but Dyer had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009.
Facebook Message to fans stated:
"Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night," according to the post. "He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side."
Wayne was a guidance counselor in Detroit and a professor of counselor education at St. John's University in New York before writing his first book, "Your Erroneous Zones" in 1976. Dyer's teachings focused on self-actualization, and he described Jesus Christ as a self-actualized person.
He urged people not to be Christians, but Christ-like and not to be Buddhists, but Buddha-like.
Books by Wayne Dyer:
|Your Erroneous Zones|
|The Power of Intention|
|I Can See Clearly Now|