Dr. Wayne DyerSelf-help guru, motivational speaker and one of the top selling authors of all time has died. Wayne Dyer passed away over the weekend in Hawaii at the age of 75. From the New York Times:

He died late Saturday or early Sunday, his daughter Serena said. Dr. Dyer was known to have leukemia, but a spokeswoman for his publisher, Hay House, said the cause was a heart attack.

A popular lecturer and talk-show guest who was a particular favorite of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Dyer believed in sovereign individualism, the eternal human soul and a nondenominational faith in a higher power — “God is the highest place within each and every one of us; it’s our divine self,” he told Ms. Winfrey — and taught that life is a much more controllable endeavor than many people think it is, or treat it as.

The author of more than two dozen books that sold millions of copies, he specialized in the self-help, how-to-live genre, with titles like “10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace,” “Manifest Your Destiny: Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want” and “Change Your Thoughts — Change Your Life.”

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