Diane Shamash

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: founder and executive director of the nonprofit art organization Minetta Brook that helped to bring artist Robert Smithson's quixotic "Floating Island" project to life in 2005 and sent it circumnavigating Manhattan Island for nine days.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cervical cancer

 

Born: July 10, 1955

 

Died: August 13, 2006

 

Location: Brooklyn Heights, New York