Dave Freeman, co-author of the acclaimed adventure and travel guide 100 Things To Do Before You Die, has died at the age of 47 in California. In less than half a decade, Freeman visited “about half the places on his list before he died”.
Dave Freeman, co-author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.
Freeman died Aug. 17 after the fall at his Venice home, his father, Roy Freeman, told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
An advertising agency executive, Freeman co-wrote the 1999 book subtitled “Travel Events You Just Can’t Miss” with Neil Teplica. It was based on the Web site whatsgoingon.com, which the pair ran together from 1996 to 2001.
“This life is a short journey,” the book says. “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?”
Freeman’s relatives said he visited about half the places on his list before he died, and either he or Teplica had been to nearly all of them.
“He didn’t have enough days, but he lived them like he should have,” Teplica said.