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Stephen Covey, author of 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,' dies at 79

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2003 file photo shows Dr. Stephen R. Covey at a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday, July 16, 2012, in Idaho three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah. He was 79. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
July 16, 2012 - 2:02 PM

SALT LAKE CITY - Stephen R. Covey, author of the bestselling "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," has died. He was 79.

In a statement sent to employees of the U.S. consulting firm Covey co-founded, FranklinCovey, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.

Covey was hospitalized after being knocked unconscious in the accident on a steep road in the Utah foothills.

At the time, his publicist, Debra Lund, said doctors had not found any signs of long-term damage to his head.

Covey's daughter, Catherine Sagers, told The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper in April that her father had suffered some bleeding on his brain after the accident.

A telephone message left for Sagers on Monday wasn't returned.

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Rindels reported from Las Vegas.

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