Linda Pugach dies - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Linda Pugach dies

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

If you ask most people, they would agree that the love story of Burton and Linda Pugach, of Forest Hills, Queens, is a crazy one.

Linda died in New York this week, and now Burton is mourning his loss.

Rewind to 1959, when Burt and Linda were first dating. The problem was that he was married at the time, and Linda broke things off.

That is when Burt hired hit men to throw acid in his mistress' face.

Linda was blinded and disfigured.

Burt went away to prison for 14 years.

But believe it or not, their relationship did not end. From prison, Burt called Linda and sent her cards.

When he got out, they got married on live television

The couple stayed together nearly 40 years, even after Burt was arrested for allegedly plotting against yet another mistress back in the mid-1990s.

But now one of New York's most bizarre and talked-about love stories has come to an end.

The man responsible for Linda's horrible ordeal said he is mourning his wife.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • 2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:57:33 GMT
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
  • Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:01:11 GMT
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
  • Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:51:12 GMT
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices