(DAILY MAIL) -- Mary Kay Letourneau, the former Seattle middle school teacher who was convicted of raping a sixth-grade student in the 1990s before marrying him and having two children with him when she was released from prison, has died after secretly battling cancer for months.
The 58-year-old passed away at home late on Monday after a quiet nine-month battle with stage four colon cancer, her attorney David Gehrke revealed to TMZ Tuesday.
Letourneau made headlines around the world in 1996, when the then-34-year-old teacher was found to be having a sexual relationship with one of her 12-year-old students, Vili Fualaau. The pair later wed in 2005 after she was released from prison.
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