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9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ succumbs to cancer | New York Post
(FILES) This September 11, 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed when commercial planes crashed into them in New York. US citizens were having breakfast before going to work when terrorists calmly boarded flights they will hijack and smash into New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA/FILES (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ succumbs to cancer | New York Post

The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose haunting image became an emblem of the tragedy has died after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, her family said.

“My mom fought an amazing battle,” Noelle Borders told The Post of her 42-year-old mother, Marcy Borders. “Not only is she the ‘Dust Lady’ but she is my hero and she will forever live through me.”

The former Bank of America worker was dubbed the “Dust Lady” ­after a photographer snapped this photograph of her stricken and caked with ash after fleeing the World Trade Center.

John Borders called his cousin a “hero” on Facebook, saying she “unfortunately succumbed to the diseases that has ridden her body since 9/11.”

“In addition to losing so many friends, co-workers and colleagues on and after that tragic day . . . the pains from yesteryear have found a way to resurface,” he added in a comment.

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