Ed DeCosta, Author and Leadership Trainer passed away unexpectedly at 60


Ed DeCosta, Author and Leadership Trainer passed away unexpectedly at 60

We regret to announce the passing of Ed DeCosta this past weekend. Ed was a fantastic motivator, an excellent teacher, a mentor, and an influence for good in the world.

Although his supporters will mourn him, they will never forget the impact he had. He has left behind quite a legacy. We are appreciative of his effect on so many of us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your lovely wife Linda DeCosta, your children, grandchildren, and countless others who had the good fortune to experience your influence. Here’s what we know about his death cause.

Ed DeCosta passed away at 60

Ed DeCosta was one of the finest mentors and a man of honor, of integrity, who loved his beautiful wife Linda DeCosta and was so proud of his amazing family. 

His demise news was broken by his daughter Laura DeCosta on social media who wrote that her father has passed away unexpectedly on August 4th. Read his daughter’s post below:

Hello, friends of my wonderful father, Ed DeCosta. It is with complete heartbreak that I must announce he unexpectedly passed away yesterday, August 4th. My dad was a devoted husband, loving father, and amazing friend. He was a man of faith. My family will be sharing arrangements as they are made in the coming days. Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown, WV will be handling all arrangements. Please join my family in prayer as we mourn this devastating loss.


Cause of death

According to a statement from his family, Ed DeCosta’s death was untimely. His exact cause of death was not disclosed by his family or on social media.

Although, Michael DeCosta his brother said that he had to undergo difficult heart surgery as a child because, without it, he would not have lived to adulthood. 

We’ll update this story as soon as more information about Ed DeCosta’s cause of death becomes available. Despite our best efforts to compile critical information and provide timely updates, the family’s privacy must also be maintained.

Who was Ed DeCosta?

One of the most interesting executive coaches is Ed DeCosta. He produces outcomes whether he is dealing with Fortune 500 organizations or small businesses.

He has appeared on stage alongside speakers including John C. Maxwell, Darren Hardy, Les Brown, Nick Vujicic, and others. His works include ASCEND and Release Your Superhero. He is a well-known author.

As the creator and publisher of the popular online personal development training program “Ascend on Demand,” Ed has transformed countless lives. With millions of followers across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, he is a powerhouse on social media

In addition to serving as the host of the popular weekly coaching blog with thousands of followers on YouTube, Ed is also the featured guest on that platform’s “Get Edified” each week.

Ed conducts extensive pre-event research and tailors his programs for each audience, sector, and situation. From the first “hello,” his enticing and intriguing approach grabs the audience’s attention.

Your audience will receive a program that is entertaining, upbeat, and jam-packed with practical knowledge on how to accomplish their goals and more.

In addition, he is the author of two highly regarded books: Release Your Superhero: How to Shed the Villains and Soar in Business and in Life, and Ascend: A Coach’s Roadmap for Taking Your Performance to New Heights.

Ed is renowned internationally for his ability to electrify any event or gathering with his candor, humor, intelligence, and passion. He has given speeches in 17 different countries.

Tributes to Ed DeCosta

Eric Konovalov said,

You were an amazing teacher, a great mentor, and a positive force in this world. We’re going to miss you, but never forget the impact you’ve had, my friend. Rest In Peace, Ed DeCosta.

Chris Honeycutt – Maxwell’s Leadership Coach wrote,

Just learned that Ed DeCosta passed away this weekend. Ed was a wonderful encourager when I first joined the John Maxwell Team (now Maxwell Leadership) in 2015. He was one of the mentors for JMT and a fun, energetic guy who always took time for others, whether they were big or small. He will be missed! Thankful for his influence on so many of us. Praying for his family!

Denzel Pedro Smit wrote,

Ed DeCosta. I’m devasted my friend, thank you for your contribution to my life. You’re already missed. Condolences to friends and family…

Medico Topics extends our deepest condolences to Ed DeCosta’s family and admirers during this difficult time. Let us be a source of strength and comfort for one another as we navigate through this painful journey of grief and remembrance.


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