Pioneering Internet marketer, Corey Rudl, aged 34, died in an auto racing accident yesterday morning. As the founder and CEO of the Internet Marketing Center, Corey was credited with creating enormous wealth through lengthy action-orientated website marketing pitches. His writing style has been studied, copied and used by literally millions of other webmasters over the years. The Internet Marketing Center generated over $7.5M in revenues last year and Corey often claimed to have made over $40M worth of Internet sales in the course of his decade long career.

Corey was one of the legends of Internet marketing and was considered among the most influential webmasters of all time. His success is often cited as a reason many online marketers entered the field. Corey was the passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT which veered off the track at the California Speedway and crashed into a safety barrier at over 100 mph. The driver, Miles Keaton was airlifted to Loma Linda University Hospital where he died about an hour after being admitted. Corey died at the scene of the accident.

Goodbye Corey, thanks for all the tips and inspiration.