Hundreds mourn for celebrity Realtor Linda Stein
Linda Stein, an original punk rocker turned celebrity Realtor to the stars, was laid to rest Friday as grieving family and friends vowed to seek justice in her bludgeoning death.
Several hundred mourners - from high-end luxury Realtors to music moguls to friends from Stein's humble beginnings - gathered on the Upper West Side at Manhattan's Riverside Memorial Chapel. Eulogies where piped out onto the sidewalk, where dozens more paid their respects to the dynamo businesswoman.
"There are no words to express our shock and indignation," said Rabbi Hirsch, who presided over the service. "Justice will be pursued," he said, adding that Stein, 62, "lived in New York, but New York lived in her. She pulsated to the pulse of New York - she was gutsy."
Stein's daughter, Samantha Stein-Wells, the final speaker, was defiant in her quest to seek justice. "I had to see her one last time," she said. "I had to see what this - did to her. We stood there and we promised justice will be served. We won't stop until justice is served," she vowed.
"I loved my mother so much," she continued. "She was always there by our side," a reference to her sister, Mandy Stein, who found her mother in a pool of blood inside the Fifth Avenue penthouse.
Punk rocker. Realtor. Bludgeoned.
And then this follow-up -
Source: Slain Real Estate Broker Fumed About Roof Work
Investigators searching for a suspect in the killing of Linda Stein could be focusing their case on the people repairing the roof of the famed real estate broker's Fifth Avenue home, a project that had infuriated Stein in the weeks before she was killed, a source said. During a meeting at her apartment days before she was killed, Stein, 62, shouted at the superintendent of her building, Edmond McQuaid, because of the damage that the roof repairs had caused to her 18th floor apartment, a source close to Stein said. Stein was livid because the roof work had caused cracks in the ceiling and walls of her apartment at 965 Fifth Ave., the source said.
That reads so, well, Jewess.
Since I know nothing of the deceased, I read this bit -
Linda Stein, a close friend of Sir Elton John, was discovered by her daughter on Tuesday night lying face-down in a pool of blood in the living room of her 18th-floor flat on Fifth Avenue. The coroner said yesterday that the post-mortem examination showed that she died from blows to the head and neck.
Ms Stein, 62, the daughter of a kosher caterer in the Bronx [Adler], was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, the former president of Sire Records, the label that launched the Ramones, Talking Heads, Madonna and Depeche Mode.
As co-manager of the Ramones, she brought the legendary “New Wave” band to London for a breakthrough concert at the Roundhouse in July 1976 that helped to inspire the British punk movement.
After a divorce, and leaving the Ramones in 1980, Ms Stein began brokering property deals for her friends among rock’n’roll royalty. She found Madonna the flat in Central Park West that is still the star’s New York home and Sir Elton became godfather to one of her two daughters.
Her illustrious client list included Sting, Billy Joel, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, Michael Douglas and Andrew Lloyd Webber, for whom she got a $6 million duplex in Trump Tower in 1988. She became so successful that she was the model for the estate agent who shows Charlie Sheen’s character an apartment in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street.
And Jewess daughter, Mandy Stein, ran in the New York City marathon during the Shiva.
I think that's enough of one or two Jewesses for now.