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Hospital Worker Who Sold Out Celebs Dies

5/9/2009 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bizzare twist in the case of the hospital worker who sold medical records of Britney Spears and Farrah Fawcett to the tabloids ... she has died.



Lawanda Jackson pled guilty in December to violating the federal medical privacy law. She was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, but her lawyer notified the judge that his client died from breast cancer on March 24.

Jackson had worked for the hospital for 32 years before her arrest.

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Terri    

Perhaps some will say karma. She did break the law. But in the scheme of things, it is a tragedy to die from cancer....any form of cancer is brutal. RIP lady.

1960 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

rip lady. Now your co-workers will be sharing your file to the public just like you did.

1960 days ago
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Megan    

I find this quite sad.. You never know, maybe she sold their information for money for medical bills. Or even money to help her family if she passed. We don't know how long she has been fighting her battle with cancer. Poor girl :(

1960 days ago
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santi :)    

She probably needed to money for her cancer treatment....RIP!

1960 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

THIS IS TO MARC. YOU HAVE A FILTHY MOUTH, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A LOSER.

1960 days ago
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Marc    

hehe thanks baby!! yes actually she is proud of me, your just a hopeless piece of sh*t with nothing better to do than monitor comments. have fun you friendless f*cker

1960 days ago
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Wanda W.    

If there was ever a case of pure Karma,this is it ! Karma,the universes way of figuring things out and melting out the appropriate justice. It can take a lifetime,but it always takes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1960 days ago
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Pernette    

Considering how long she worked there and how many celebrities have been there before, she must have been hard up for the money to do what she did (not that it was ok). She worked there for 32 years. I think she either did it for the medical bills or to help her family out once she died. You don't just wake up one day and lose your morals. RIP.

1960 days ago
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Apres Ski    

She figured out that by the time they caught her, she'd be dead. She made as much money as she could for her family before she died. She'd probably heard just how much they were willing to pay for this type of info & figured she could get in on the action and not worry about being in jail because she knew she'd be dead.

We'll never know how much, but her family sure does appreciate what she left behind.

1960 days ago
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kasey    

even though this may be newsworthy its still wrong and illegal plus after losing her job then hiring a lawyer it probably wouldn't have paid itself off.

1960 days ago
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sickofitall    

Stupid TMZ..It is spelled Farrah..Not Fara .... Idiots

1960 days ago
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Brenda    

Her bills probably piled up and she needed cash.
When you compare her to celebrities who sell information
on themselves and then act like they were invaded I feel
sorry for her not the phony stars.

1960 days ago
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Disgusting    

She might have been snooping for years. This kind of snooping goes on ALL the time at doctor offices and hospitals. It still does. She might have just finally been caught.

1959 days ago
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justsaying    

No.5. I'd bet my life that you are white..............right?

1959 days ago
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ROBIN BURD    

you don't have 2 be a Britney 2 have someone at the hospital read and share ur medical records.Mine have been down twice I know about.HEPA? Sure.P>S>I wasmt under arrest or anything...just a more 'HIGH PROFILE PATIENT'. Is what I was told,Sure.

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