Maggie Estep, 1963 - 2014
February 12, 2014 11:48 AM Subscribe
Maggie Estep, the writer-poet-performance artist and all-around cool person who came to some fame while living in the East Village in the early 1990s, has died.
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After suffering a massive heart attack on Monday, Estep died at age 50
. Before publishing her first novel, Maggie worked as a horse groom, a go-go dancer, a dishwasher, a nurse’s aide, and a box factory worker.
She initially received national attention in the 1990s, when MTV covered the spoken-word movement on an all-poetry episode of "Unplugged."
seven books, including the Ruby Murphy series of mystery novels
. Her final blog post, from last Friday, told the story of the Great Umlaut Cake of Slutdom
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