Best-Selling Detroit Author Jeffrey Zaslow Killed in Car Accident | Video | TheBlaze.com
Zaslow, co-author of the million-selling book “The Last Lecture,” was also a former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and former advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Zaslow, who had an affinity for stories of heroism and resilience, worked on memoirs of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and airline pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
“Jeff was a beautiful writer, wonderful collaborator, loving husband, father and friend,” Sullenberger, who was praised for his skill after safely ditching a plane in the Hudson River in 2009, said in a written statement Friday. “Our whole family loved him dearly and he will be sorely missed.”
Zaslow was killed in an accident Friday morning in Warner Township, about 160 miles northwest of Lansing, according to the Antrim County sheriff’s office. Zaslow’s car slid into the path of a semitrailer. He was killed on impact.
Zaslow was in northern Michigan speaking about “The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters.” The book, based on a Michigan bridal shop, was published in December.
“His great talent was to find stories that had heart that people could relate to,” Morris said.