Stephen R. Covey, author of the immensely popular “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” died on July 16 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Covey, 70, was initially injured in the accident last April in Provo, Utah. Covey fell from his bike and suffered severe head trauma, according to Provo Police Sgt. Brandon Post. Covey was wearing a bicycle helmet.
Covey died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. The cause of his death was listed as “due to the residual effects of a bike accident he suffered this past April,” his family said in a released statement.
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was published in 1989 and has sold over 20 million copies. Covey served as vice chairman of Franklin Covey Co., an international business consulting firm based in Salt Lake City.
“Dr. Covey touched the lives of people around the world in very personal ways,” Utah State President Stan Albrecht said in a released statement. “He was an inspirational leader who was always a powerful voice for individual integrity, strong character and extreme trustworthiness in every aspect of life.”
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