Lynne F. Stewart


Age: 77

New York civil rights lawyer who represented small-time criminals and radicals alike before losing her license to practice law after she was convicted in a terrorism case, but who received a "compassionate release" from prison on December 31, 2013 after serving more than four years of a 10-year sentence for letting blind Egyptian Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman overcome strict prison rules meant to cut off contact with the outside world while he served a life sentence for his 1995 conviction in conspiracies to assassinate Egypt's president and bomb five New York landmarks, who was projected to live less than 18 months (the sheik died in February this year) and had long fought cancer and recently suffered strokes.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: October 8, 1939

Died: March 7, 2017

Brooklyn, New York