New York Gossip Queen Liz Smith passes away aged 94

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The columnist, who had suffered a series of strokes earlier this year, died of natural causes, according to her agent. After a lifetime of fun and excitement and money and feeling important and being in the thick of it, I am just shocked every day that I'm not the same person. Smith told NPR that Donald threatened he would "buy the New York Daily News and order to fire me". She was still having breakfast, lunch and dinner outings with friends, family and associates, Evans said.

Born Mary Elizabeth Smith in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1923, she was the daughter of devout Baptist mother and an eccentric father.

Reviewers chastised her for not sharing intimate details of her relationships with women, including archaeologist Iris Love, with whom she lived for many years.

After a brief marriage while attending Hardin-Simmons University, Smith earned her journalism degree and headed off for NY with two suitcases and $50.

She famously broke the news of Trump's separation from his first wife, Ivana, in the New York Daily News, one of several papers where she worked over the years. In the late 1950s, she worked as a ghostwriter for the popular "Cholly Knickerbocker" gossip column that ran in Hearst newspapers and served as Cosmo's entertainment editor.

Smith ultimately wrote for nine NY newspapers and dozens of magazines, but it was a stint writing for Cosmopolitan that led to her break.

Her commentary led her to be dubbed "the Grand Dame of Dish", for exposing the scandalous secrets of celebrities.

She went on to write for nine NY newspapers and dozens of magazines, but it was a stint writing for Cosmopolitan that led to her break. This happened while she was working at Newsday.

She was married a second time, but it was also short-lived.

"I grew up with all these little rich kids", she recalled.

Smith is also known for covering the story of Madonna's pregnancy in 1996 and the premature piece on the death of her close friend Nora Ephron.

Twice divorced, she came out as bisexual in her 2000 memoir "Natural Blonde".

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