Jimi Heselden, the multi-millionaire owner of Segway Inc., which makes the famous Segway personal transport system, died Sunday in a tragic accident involving a Segway personal transport system. He plunged 80 feet into a limestone river near his home.
Heselden's net worth was estimated at around £166 million. He bought Segway Inc. last December.
Dean Kamen invented the Segway, which debuted in 2001 and took the world by storm-- though it's also provided all manner of snark bait.
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If it's Richard "Kinky" Friedman, I suppose it's possible. It's going to be fun to see him try, anyway. The New Yorker had a big writeup about his campaign, which seems to focus on education reform and slowing down the executions.