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Leona Helmsley Dead At 87

0820helmsley.jpgLeona Helmsley has passed away at the age of 87 from heart failure. Over at the New York Times/City Room, Sewell Chan (with assistance from Roja Heydarpour) was the first out of the gate with a proper obituary within an hour of Howard Rubinstein‘s formal announcement. At press time, the Daily News is running with an AP Wire story (and the Post only opted for a one sentence blurb).

From Rubinstein’s statement:

“Leona was a great businesswoman in her own right who created a tremendous brand and success with Helmsley Hotels and was a wonderful partner and wife to Harry Helmsley,” Mr. Rubenstein said in a statement. “She was extremely generous as a philanthropist and she gave tens of millions of dollars to charity right up until the last months of her life. I was very proud to represent her for so many years. Her family and many friends and business associates are deeply saddened by her death and will miss her greatly.”

— Neal Ungerleider

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Maxim.com Names Queen Elizabeth II as #1 Available Rich Woman/Prince Philip Not Reached for Comment

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Maxim.com (which has NOTHING to do with Maxim magazine, according to the email pitch) has selected a group of rich women who aren’t paired off, and thus available to anyone.

And facts don’t stand in the way of the masterminds at Maxim.com:

#1 Queen Elizabeth II

Age: 80
Net Worth: $720 million
Source: Blueness of blood
Marital Status: So lonely
Key to her heart: At this point you’d pretty much have to be king of the universe. And British.
She’s not the richest person on this list, but landing the Queen of England would be the greatest single achievement in the history of male gold-digging ever. Let the teabagging begin.

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