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Lye attack

Burt Pugach and wife Linda arrive to attend the premiere of, the documentary film about themselves, "Crazy Love" in New York May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Woman blinded in infamous 1959 NYC crime dies

January 24, 2013

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 Jan. 24. She was 75.