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Author and motivational speaker Stephen R. Covey dies

Popular author Stephen R. Covey, who gained fame with the bestselling book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died early Monday.

Covey passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at 2:15 a.m. due to "residual effect" of a bicycling accident in April, according to a family statement. The man, who has nine children and 52 grandchildren, was surrounded by his wife, Sandra, and each of his children at the time of his death.

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