Author Jeff Zaslow Dies at Age 53 - KMSP-TV

Author Jeff Zaslow Dies at Age 53


It is with deep sorrow that we report the death of Jeffrey Zaslow, best-selling author and husband to FOX 2's Sherry Margolis.

According to the Antrim County Sheriffs Department, Zaslow was killed in an automobile accident in northern Michigan Friday morning. It happened just after 9 a.m. on M-32, about half-mile from US-131 near Elmira. Police report he lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road and was hit by a semi-truck.

On Thursday night, Zaslow attended an event at the McLean & Eakin Bookseller in Petosky's Gaslight district, to promote his latest book  The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters.

Click here to play a video of a recent interview with Fox 2's Lee Thomas, in which the two discuss Zaslow's latest book and how his wife and daughters inspired him to write it.

Play the videos above to watch as FOX 2's Ron Savage takes a closer look at Jeff Zaslow's career and to hear from colleague and friend Neal Rubin.

Zaslow worked as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and penned several New York Times bestsellers, including "The Last Lecture", and "The Girls From Ames and Highest Duty".

According to his website, "The Last Lecture", written with Randy Pausch, has been translated into 48 languages. Five million copies have been sold in English alone.

Zaslow, a Philadelphia native, is survived by Sherry and their three daughters: Jordan, Alex and Eden.

Read more about Jeff and the inspirational stories he's written at .

The entire staff at FOX 2 News sends our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

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The Wall Street Journal: Journal Columnist Jeffrey Zaslow Dies at 53

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