Death of Linda Pugach

February 23, 1937 - January 23, 2012
New York, New York | Age 74

Women who was blinded in infamous NYC crime dies
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ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face — and became a media sensation after later marrying him — has died, her husband said Thursday. She was 75.

The infamous New York City crime was detailed in the 2007 documentary "Crazy Love."

Pugach, who hid behind dark glasses for the rest of her life, died Tuesday at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in Queens. The cause...

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