’7 Habits’ author Stephen Covey dead at 79
updated 2:34 PM EDT, Mon July 16, 2012STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Stephen Covey died early Monday at an Idaho hospital
- Death was from effects stemming from an April bicycle accident, his family says
- He was a co-founder of FranklinCovey Co.
(CNN) — Author Stephen Covey, whose “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” sold more than 20 million copies, died Monday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 79.
Covey’s family issued a statement, reported by CNN affiliate KSL, saying he died from residual effects of an April bicycle accident.
“In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one (of) his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted,” the statement said, according to KSL.
Covey was “one of the world’s foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts and thought leaders,” according to a biography posted on the website of his 2011 book, “The 3rd Alternative.”
He will be missed. Mr. Covey had an important impact on my life and career.