Laurie Manny, blogging 'queen,' dies

Agent lacked health insurance, says friend

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article contained an error. A friend and colleague notified police about their concern on Tuesday evening.

Real estate agent and blogging pioneer Laurie A. Manny passed away Wednesday, according to close friends. She had been complaining of severe "salmonella-like" symptoms on Facebook shortly before she died, according to friends with access to her Facebook page.

Manny’s close friend, Colleen Kulikowski, together with a colleague of Manny’s, urged the police to check Manny’s home after she failed to respond to a phone call late Tuesday. Her cause of death will be determined by autopsy, Kulikowski said.