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In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife Julie, center, and two-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge creator Pete Frates is in the hospital amid false death reports



Pete Frates, the man who inspired the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge," is back in the hospital "battling this beast ALS like a Superhero," according to a post from his family.

Earlier Monday morning, some reports suggested the former Boston College baseball player had passed away from the disease.

People began to offer condolences.

Frates' family set the record straight with a post on Facebook.

The 32-year-old father has been living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, since 2012, and through the famous Ice Bucket Challenge, raised more than $250 million for ALS research.

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