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    Cofounder of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ dies after ALS battle

    PELHAM, N.Y. — A man credited as one of the cofounders of the viral ‘‘Ice Bucket Challenge’’ that swept social media in 2014 died last month after a long battle with the condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, the ALS Association said. Anthony Senerchia was 46.

    The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation website said the Pelham native died Nov. 25.

    In a video released by the ALS Association, Mr. Senerchia’s wife, Jeanette, discussed how she helped launch the challenge by dumping a bucket of icy water on herself in 2014 and posting the video to Facebook.

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    The challenge really took off when it reached friends of Pete Frates, a former baseball star at Boston College who is also fighting ALS.

    Mr. Senerchia’s bucket was put on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington last year.