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August 13th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Former Cosmo editor Gurley Brown dead at 90

By the CNN Wire Staff

New York (CNN) - Helen Gurley Brown, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and the author of "Sex and the Single Girl," has died at age 90, the Hearst Corporation said Monday.

Gurley Brown died Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization, the publisher said.

"Helen was one of the world's most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism - and beyond," Hearst Chief Executive Frank Bennack said.

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