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Suzanne Wright passed away last Friday at the age of 69. Wright founded Autism Speaks with her husband, former NBC President and CEO Bob Wright, after learning their grandson was diagnosed with the disorder. She was an advocate for people and families touched by autism, striving to get the world to think about the 70 million people with autism and funding for research. (Run time: 1:02)