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'100 Things to Do Before You Die' Author Dies at 47

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Author Dave Freeman died at his home last week in Venice. The USC graduate and later advertising agency executive wrote in his co-authored book, "100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss," that "this life is a short journey. How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time?" His family told the Associated Press that he had been to about half of the places in his book before he died. Between he and his co-author Neil Teplica, they had visited nearly all the places.