Linda Tripp, Clinton whistleblower, dead at 70: report

David Caplan
April 08, 2020 - 3:35 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Linda Tripp, the Clinton sex scandal whistleblower who secretly recorded private phone calls with Monica Lewinksy, died Wednesday, according to The Daily Mail, which first reported it. She was 70.

Tripp, who reportedly was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within the past week, died with her husband and daughter at her bedside, according to the report. 

She reportedly found out that she was living with cancer after she took went to the hospital with stomach pains. 

Her husband Dieter Rausch and their daughter Allison Foley were the only family members allowed in her ICU room due to coronavirus protocols.

"My mommy is leaving this earth. I don't know myself if I can survive this heartache," Linda Tripp's daughter Allison wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

Earlier Wednesday, Lewinsky tweeted, "no matter the past, upon hearing that linda tripp is very seriously ill, i hope for her recovery. i can’t imagine how difficult this is for her family."