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Sakash was found on Tuesday, March 31, underneath a of in the kitchen of her in Queens, New York, according to NYPD. Investigators suspect that Sakash died in an avalanche of garbage in the kitchen after succumbing to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the New York Daily News

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“This is just devastating,” Brown told New York Daily News. “She had a full life. She was so extraordinarily talented. She was a brilliant mind … I don’t want my sister to be remembered like that, like the way she was found.”

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“I would like her to be remembered as an amazing friend and a talented artist,” Madeline Hartling who helped to organize the fundraiser told the outlet. “She got along great with co-workers and was just so talented… The industry has lost an amazing designer and artist.”

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“I had no idea that she was living in her home like that,” she said of Sakash’s apparent hoarding. “It was part of her life but it was not all of it so I hope she can be remembered more charitably… She should be remembered by the contributions made to the industry and with the kindness she approached everyone she knew.”

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