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Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network > News & Views > PEOPLE Magazine: Martha Stewart’s Sister Laura Plimpton Dies, Donates Organs

PEOPLE Magazine: Martha Stewart’s Sister Laura Plimpton Dies, Donates Organs

August 6th, 2014 by

BY ANYA LEON  

PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Martha Stewart (left) and Laura Plimpton STEPHEN CHERNIN/GETTY

Photo: STEPHEN CHERNIN/GETTY

Martha Stewart’s younger sister, Laura Plimpton, died Tuesday [yesterday] from a brain aneurysm at her home in the Weston area of Connecticut, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 59. Ms. Plimpton had left written instructions stating she wished to be an organ donor upon her death.

“My youngest sister, and the youngest of the six Kostyra siblings, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, passed away today in Norwalk Hospital,” Stewart, 73, announced in a tribute posted to her website.

“We are so sad, but also happy that Laura had the foresight to donate so many healthy organs to needy people,” Stewart writes.

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