Dr. Wayne Dyer, best known for his work in the self-help field, is confirmed dead at the age of 75. His publisher and his family confirmed his passing Sunday night, via his Facebook page. Wayne Dyer passed away Saturday night in Maui, Hawaii.
"Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying," the statement read. "Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side. We Love You Forever Dad/Wayne."
According to NBC news, Wayne Dyer claimed to have treated his leukemia via positive thinking, exercise and "psychic surgery" performed by a Brazilian medium. He was a frequent guest on Oprah for over 30 years and in 2012, Wayne Dyer detailed the controversial psychic surgery in an interview.
However, according to a post on his Facebook page, there was no trace of leukemia in his body at the time of his passing. Dr. Dyer ultimately died from a heart attack.
Prior to his work as one of the world's most renowned self-help gurus, Wayne Dyer worked as a counseling education professor at St. John's University in New York.
Dr. Wayne Dyer eventually went on to become a media sensation writing numerous books, touring the U.S. and appearing on many talk shows. Most notably, Dr. Wayne Dyer was the author of the best-selling books, Your Erroneous Zones and The Power of Intention, which were praised by many in both the self-help and spiritual circles. Dyer's work was known around the world as a stepping stone for people to clear their minds, rid themselves of guilt, and find paths to success.
E! News shared a collection of touching thoughts from celebrities whose lives were touched by working with Dr. Wayne Dyer on Sunday evening, including Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, and fellow life coach, Tony Robbins.
"The world has lost an incredible man. Wayne Dyer officiated our wedding & was an inspiration to so many. Sending love" Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)
"4 those of us who loved him it's sad, but he knew death was a transition. We send love 4his next adventure." Tony Robbins
Dr. Wayne Dyer leaves behind an ex-wife and eight children. Our thoughts go out to Wayne Dyer's family and friends at this time.
[Photo courtesy of BeliefNet]