Russell Wolfe Dies: Producer Of ‘God’s Not Dead’ And Other Faith-Based Films Was 50

Russell Wolfe, one of the producers and actors of last year’s smash hit, God’s Not Dead, has died at the age of 50. According to Variety, Wolfe passed away on May 27 in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Russell Wolfe didn’t keep his struggle a secret. Earlier this year, the God’s Not Dead Facebook page released a video that featured Wolfe explaining how he was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. A Crowdfund page was set up for donations to be made to financially help Wolfe with treatments. At the time of Wolfe’s death, $113,567 was raised of the $500,000 goal.

Wolfe was also one of the many who participated in last year’s viral sensation, the Ice Bucket Challenge. After he completed the challenge, he called out his partners, David A.R. White and Mike Scott, as well as God’s Not Dead star Kevin Sorbo.