Described as a salesman’s salesman and a master of motivation, Zig Ziglar died Wednesday, according to a statement posted on his Web site.
“The motivational speaker, a longtime Dallas fixture and Plano resident, died this morning at the age of 86,” the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday morning.
“Ziglar’s executive assistant Laurie Magers says Ziglar died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano,” the Associated Press reported.
Ziglar was the author of more than 30 sales and motivational books including “See You at the Top” and “Over the Top.”
“He was known for corporate training and motivational speeches that aimed to improve people’s personal lives and careers,” the Associated Press reported.
He was also an active Southern Baptist who once served as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
His Facebook page reads in part:
Zig Ziglar passed from this world today after a short bout with pneumonia. Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home. The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived.
If Zig has impacted your life or you want to leave a message to the family, please leave your remarks on his FaceBook page. Don’t worry about being too specific or long. Take as much space as you want…the family wants to know.
Please check back on FaceBook as we will be posting when the memorial service will be held.
“A longtime Dallas fixture, Ziglar’s speaking career spanned more than 50 years. He retired in December 2010,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
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