As Alanis Morrisette says, "Isn't it ironic?" The man who wrote the ultimate bucket list "100 Things To Do Before You Die," died this week after an accident at his California beach home. Dave Freeman evidently tripped while walking in the hall and banged his head.
Freeman, at age 47, was on track to visit his book's entire list of off-beat destinations, that is, if he'd died at a more average age. He'd accomplished half the list when he died prematurely.
It seems ironic that the man who pushed experiencing rattlesnake rodeos, Burning Man, the Testicle Festival and nude night surfing, died in a mere household accident, rather than bungee jumping or by scorpion sting.
Freeman, in his book, said "This life is a short journey. 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 leaves an important legacy. His book sparked the desire in many to add adventure into their days they have left. It's sad he didn't complete his personal bucket list, but maybe he'll experience even cooler stuff in the Great Beyond.