Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture was a story about living, not dying simple. beautiful. life. Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture in 2007 was a story about living, not dying. On July 25, 2010 I was reflecting on the second anniversary of Randy Pausch’s unfortunate death. And wrote this short tribute post. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.