Antonina Pirozhkova

 

 

 

Age: 101

 

Summary: common-law widow of renowned Russian short-story writer Isaac Babel who had campaigned for more than 50 years to keep his literary legacy alive after his 1940 execution by Stalin's KGB at age 45, and who also wrote a 1996 memoir about the last seven years of Babel's life.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: July 1, 1909

 

Died: September 12, 2010

 

Location: Sarasota, Florida