Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar died Wednesday in Dallas
"after a short bout with pneumonia," his spokesman said. He was 86.
"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," said a message from his staff
on Ziglar's Facebook page.
Undisputed King of Motivation was known for his seminars, which grew
into large gatherings held in packed arenas.
Ziglar wrote more than two dozen books on salesmanship and motivation over the past five decades.
He was born Hilary Hinton
Ziglar in Coffee County, Alabama. His family moved to Yazoo City,
Mississippi, and later to New York City.