Lura Lynn Ryan
8:10 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Former Ill. first lady Lura Lynn Ryan dies

Lura Lynn Ryan meets with state troopers in 2007. The former First Lady of Illinois died Monday of lung cancer. She was 76.
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Updated 11:39 a.m. with information that George Ryan was at his wife's side when she died.

The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has died.

An attorney for the governor, Andrea Lyon, confirmed that Lura Lynn Ryan died Monday at a Kankakee hospital. She was 76, and had been diagnosed last year with incurable lung cancer. She'd been hospitalized since Friday and had been on a respirator.

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