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Patti Webster, publicist to stars, dies of cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Webster, a longtime publicist who represented stars including Usher, Janet Jackson, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys, died Friday. She was 49.

Webster was suffering from brain cancer. She died at a hospital in Somerville, N.J., her firm announced.

Webster founded W&W Public Relations in 1991. She represented actress Halle Berry, basketball player Dwight Howard, comedian Steve Harvey and organizations, like Creflo Dollar Ministries.

Magic Johnson was among those who tweeted condolences, calling her a "sensational publicist."

Webster, whose parents were pastors, was an ordained minister. She wrote "It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor From the Pulpit to the Pews."

She is survived by her father, two sisters, two brothers and other relatives.

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Sep 13, 2013 11:42PM
Usher and the word 'star' do not belong in the same story.   That POS is pushing Justine Blabber.  No talent for no talent. POS.
Sep 13, 2013 9:06PM
She is now in heaven, celebrating her new life, and not looking back. Thank you LORD.

Her brain cancer death was obviously one of those "use it or lose it" deals . . .

Too bad, the firm won't never survive any longer ! ! !   She was 'the brains of the operation" . . .
What a Terrible Firm she had- Look at what they wrote about their founder- one and a half sentences, about her having brain cancer and the fact that she died at a hospital - That's It ! !
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