Billionaire Helmsley Dies of Heart Failure at 87

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Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley has died of heart failure at the age of 87. Helmsley was widely known as the "queen of mean" for her mistreatment of employees. She also served 21 months in prison for tax evasion.



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