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Laurie Manny, blogging ‘queen,’ dies

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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. Manny had apparently resisted seeking medical care because she did not have health insurance, she added. "Laurie was an independent spirit, and no, she did not have health insurance. She just didn't want to have the bill associated with going to the emergency room. If salmonella were involved it will be several weeks before those ...