Greg Toppo – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the best-selling self-help guru and author of 30 books, died late Saturday, his family and publisher said. He was 75.
A posting on Dyer’s Facebook page said: “Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. 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.”
The posting was signed by his family. Within an hour, it had been shared more than 32,000 times.
Dyer died Saturday night in Maui, Hawaii, Reid Tracy, chief executive of Dyer’s publisher, Hay House, told NBC News. The cause of death wasn’t immediately reported, but he had been diagnosed with leukemia several years ago.
In an interview posted to the KPBS-TV, San Diego, website in 2012 after his leukemia diagnosis, Dyer said he’d begun looking at the illness as “just the body’s way of responding to, perhaps, psychological traumas, you know, from failed relationships in the past, or whatever it is, and that the body just always knows what it’s doing — and the body is perfect.”