claudia cohen – gossip maven – rip :(

i read this morning that claudia cohen passed away at the young age of 57 yesterday – i was shocked – i didn’t even know she was sick! she had been battling stomach cancer for six years but lost the fight last night at the memorial sloan-kettering cancer center in NYC surrounded by her family – including her daughter samantha and her ex-husband ron perelman – she was a top gossip maven covering the new york socialite scene – i remember her most for her gossip updates on live with regis & kathy lee (claudia is pictured below on the right w/ kathy) she also appeared on the show when kelly ripa took over co-hosting duties in fact i feel like i saw her not that long ago on regis’ show – plus she had a column in the NY daily news called i, claudia! gosh…here today gone tomorrow – sad but true! ms. cohen’s humor & wit along with a sharp & keen eye for gossip will be greatly missed! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo

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MK (Michael Knudsen) first started PopBytes back in September of 2003—while trying to make a website for his design portfolio, the site quickly turned into one of the premiere online destinations for all things pop culture! A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner Ivan along with four dogs, four cats and two parrots. Follow him on Twitter @PopBytes.