“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Author Stephen Covey Passes Away

Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey is best known for being the best-selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” in 1989. Since then Covey has been a self-help speaker and author with millions of followers. Today Covey has passed away at the age of 79. He died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho from injuries that were sustained from a bicycle accident in Utah 3 months ago.

He was knocked unconscious on April 19th in Provo while riding downhill and wearing a helmet. Covey sold over 20 million books in 38 different languages across 4 titles. Other books that Covey wrote include “First Things First,” “Principle-Centered Leadership,” and “The 7 Habits of Highly ­Effective Families.”

Covey was the vice chairman of Salt Lake City based company Franklin Covey Co., which is an international business consulting company. The company also made Franklin daily planners and the Franklin Covey Planning System. Franklin Covey started in 1999 when the Franklin Quest Company paid $160 million in stock for Covey’s Covey Leadership Center based in Provo, Utah. In 2004, Covey followed up with a new book called “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.”

Covey is survived by his wife Sandra, 9 children, and 50 grandchildren. Covey also taught at Brigham Young University for 24 years. Below are some tweets that people wrote about Covey:

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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