Political prisoner and acclaimed poet Marilyn Buck died of cancer early Tuesday, Aug. 3, in a New York hospital. Buck — who served 25 years of an 80-year sentence for politically motivated crimes in support of the black liberation movement — was paroled to New York on July 15 from a Texas prison hospital. Buck, a former Austin activist, was diagnosed late last year with a uterine sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer.

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