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Ex-Ramones manager killed in N.Y.

Nov. 1, 2007 at 11:19 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Celebrity Realtor Linda Stein, who once managed the punk rock band the Ramones, was found beaten to death in her Manhattan home, it was reported Thursday.

The 62-year-old real estate broker, who counted among her clients Madonna, Sting, Michael Douglas and Angelina Jolie, was discovered dead late Tuesday night.

There was no indication of forced entry when police, responding to a 911 call, arrived at her Fifth Avenue apartment.

An autopsy revealed Stein died from "blunt impact injuries of the head and neck," said Grace Brugess, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office.

Police are treating Stein's death as a homicide, but have refused to identify any possible perpetrators, CNN said.

"She had a tough exterior but she had a heart of gold," said Dottie Herman, chief executive officer of Prudential Douglas Elliman, the firm for which Stein worked.

Stein had been battling breast cancer and "was a little wobbly on her feet some days," Herman said. "I just assumed Linda fell and hit her head when I first heard about this, because I can't imagine anyone that would want to kill Linda."

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