Martha Stewart's Sister Dead at 59
Laura Plimpton died of brain aneurysm
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2014 11:30 AM CDT
Martha Stewart attends the 13th Annual Samsung Hope For Children Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Martha Stewart's younger sister, Laura Plimpton, died suddenly yesterday at age 59. "She woke up Monday morning at 5:30am, did her one hour of elliptical and treadmill, then showered and felt ill enough to call her husband, Randy, for help," Stewart, 73, says in a statement on her website. "She was rushed to the hospital where they said she had suffered a massive brain aneurysm." She was kept on life support until her children could say goodbye and organ donation could be prepped.

Plimpton had worked for Stewart for more than 25 years, and the conclusion of Stewart's statement offers a bit of a strange order: "Laura deserves the very best; she was an extraordinary employee, mother, wife, and sister."

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Aug 7, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
That is an odd comment. Her baby sister just died unexpectedly, and she refers to her as an employee. It's obvious to everyone, that "sister" is the word that comes first; and, since they worked together for 25 years, would it kill her to use the word "colleague" instead of "employee"?
Aug 6, 2014 2:03 PM CDT
Excuse me. Who gives a sh_t about this?
Beverly Flynn
Aug 6, 2014 12:48 PM CDT
Well, at least Martha appears to be true to herself. She seems to be a cold stone bitch in public and evidently is one in her personal life as well. Sorry for your loss Randy