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A Star Has Fallen

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In what only can be described as a freak occurrence, Phillyist co-editor Star Foster died this morning when a tumor in her leg reached her heart.

We at LAist are tremendously shocked and saddened by this news.

How often have we all gotten a nagging pain and ignored it, never imagining that it could be the symptom of something that could literally end up heartbreaking?

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Below is what Phillyist posted this morning, and we echo their condolences to Star's family and loved ones.

Dear Readers: We regret to inform you that Phillyist co-editor Star C. Foster passed away this morning. Star had been complaining of a pain in her foot, which she thought had to do with some bad moves she'd made at dancing class, but it turns out there was a tumor in her leg which metastasized and went to her heart. She had a seizure this morning, her boyfriend Mike called for an ambulance, she had another seizure on the way to the hospital, and then died of a pulmonary embolism.

Phillyist will be going on hiatus for the next few days, out of respect for Star and the massive impact she made on the site. Star was with Phillyist from day one, and we can't convey to you how much we will all miss her.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Star's loved ones. Please send a few of yours her way, too.

Thanks for all your love and support,
Jim Genzano & Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey