Self-help pioneer Dr. Wayne Dyer has passed away at age 75. His family posted the following status on Facebook shortly after 5pm ET on Sunday night:
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.
We Love You Forever Dad/Wayne
The Dyer Family
For anyone in the wellness world, Wayne Dyer was a legend for his ambition and inspiration. As he once said, “There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” (The Power Of Intention).
He backed up his positivity with book sales that made publishers take the self-help category seriously. (His first book Your Erroneous Zones sold over 35 million copies) and a career that lasted for four decades.
Dyer was also a real-life rags to riches character with an almost Dickensian personal story: he grew up in an orphanage, later reconnected with his birth parents, became a high school counselor, then a college professor, and then wrote his first of many bestselling books.
I first discovered Dyer’s books when my mom sent me There’s A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem in 2004 when I was struggling to find what to do with my life after leaving Wall Street. I got hooked on Dyer and went on to read about a dozen or so of his books over the years.
Dyer had been battling Leukemia, however, his cause of death is not yet known.
He will be missed, but not forgotten.