Jean Harris has died.
She made national news in 1980, in the murder case of her ex-lover, doctor Herman Tarnower.
He wrote the best-selling book The Scarsdale Diet.
Harris served 12 years of a 15-year-to-life sentence.
Minutes before she was wheeled into open-heart surgery Governor Mario Cuomo granted her clemency.
Harris died at an assisted living facility in Connecticut.
She was 89.