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SCITUATE (CBS) – At his childhood home in Scituate, friends are trying to put into words how much Corey Griffin added to the world in his 27 years.

“We were saying yesterday we can’t remember Corey saying a single thing negative or saying anything bad about anybody,” said friend Tommy Greeley.

Corey died early Saturday morning after diving off the top of the Juice Guys building and into Nantucket harbor.

Griffin’s weekend was supposed to be devoted to fun with the friends he loved, and doing good for others.

“He always turned every situation into a positive, no matter how negative it was. Anybody knew within 30 seconds of a conversation with him that you had made a new friend,” said friend Anthony Aiello.

Griffin’s family said Griffin, in support of college friend and ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates, raised $100,000 for ALS research in recent weeks.

Frates told WBZ-TV, “he worked his butt off these last few weeks for ALS. We texted everyday, planning and scheming ways to raise funds and plan events.”

Fundraising was nothing new for the Thayer Academy and Babson College graduate.

“Great athlete. Suffered a couple concussions and even turned that into a positive, raising money for brain injury awareness for Children’s Hospital,” said Greeley.

Corey leaves behind his mother and father, a younger brother and sister, and friends across the globe.

“Someone asked me yesterday if I could come up with one particular memory that was special and I said ‘do you have time for 20 years of stories?’ because everyday there was something good you could say about Corey,” said Aiello.

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