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Public Memorial Set for News 12 Long Island Anchor Judy Martin

There has been an outpouring of shock, grief and speculation about the sudden death of 49-year-old News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin.

Here are a couple of noteworthy, respectful comments left below Newsday TV critic Vern Gay‘s February 2 item:

Greg Marcus: I am stunned beyond belief that Judy is gone. She was incredibly kind and supportive to me as a new writer and as a person. She spent an hour with me on the phone giving me suggestions in December. I am very new to the field of life balance, and to get the support and encouragement from someone established and in the media meant the world to me. While I was just getting to know her, I feel like I lost someone close to me. I can only imagine how hard this must be for those who were close to her. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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News 12 Anchor Judy Martin Has Died

JudyMartinNews 12 Long Island anchor and reporter Judy Martin has died. Martin, 49, recently had knee surgery and had told friends that pain medication made her woozy. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Martin, who had been with News 12 since 1988, was also the founder of WorkLifeNation.com which advocated for a better work-life balance. She was a contributor to Forbes.com and had often appeared on CNBC Radio and NPR.

On News 12 this morning, the Long Island native was remembered as “a spiritual person who was truly one of a kind. She had a great sense of humor and loved her job. And we loved her.”

Just hours before she died Friday evening, Martin sent this Tweet:

Update (March 5):
Judy Martin’s sister Mary, via email, has given FishbowlNY the following update with regards to the cause of death:

The medical examiner said the following words: “brain bleed, cause pending,” and that this is under the category of natural causes. We were told it would take many weeks to learn anything else, and also that we might never know the cause of the bleed.