Linda Tripp, who famously secretly taped conversations with Monica Lewinsky on the details of her relationship with President Bill Clinton, died at age 70.
Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha. He provided no further details.
Tuesday evening, Tripp’s daughter, Allison Tripp Foley posted on Facebook that she was terminally ill, according to the New York Post.
As news broke Wednesday that Tripp was near death, Lewinsky tweeted that she hoped for her recovery “no matter the past.”
Tripp became a White House employee under the George H.W. Bush administration working as a secretary and eventually becoming an administrative aide, according to The Washington Post. She later worked in the Pentagon and became a confidante to Lewinsky.
Tripp made secret tapes of conversations with Lewinsky, who told her she had had an affair with Clinton. Tripp turned almost 20 hours of tapes over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor investigating the president, prompting the investigation that led to his impeachment.
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