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Author Jeffrey Zaslow dies in car accident

February 10, 2012 |  2:40 pm

Journalist and author Jeffrey Zaslow was killed in a car accident Friday morning, Detroit's WJBK-TV has reported. Zaslow's wife, Sherry Margolis, is a newswoman at the station.

Zaslow was the co-author, with Randy Pausch, of the bestselling book "The Last Lecture." Most recently, he collaborated on the book "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope" with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mike Kelley.

His most recent book, "The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for our Daughters," about a multigenerational bridal shop, was published just last month.

Zaslow lived in Detroit. He is reported to have been driving under snowy conditions when he lost control of his car, which was struck by another vehicle. Zaslow was a columnist at the Wall Street Journal.

In the lecture above, delivered in Detroit in November, Zaslow talks about reporting about life changes, trying to be honorable, and remembering to say "I love you."

-- Carolyn Kellogg