Virginia Steen

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: art historian who in 1987 was teaching at the University College in Beirut, Lebanon when her husband, journalist Alann Steen, was kidnapped by Lebanese and Iranian terrorists, who became an advocate working for the release of the hostages (they were finally released after four years in December 1991), and who was recognized by President George H. W. Bush for her work on the hostage's behalf

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from the flu

 

Born: May 6, 1956

 

Died: December 19, 2003

 

Location: Evansville, Wyoming