- Marcy Borders, 9/11 survivor recognized as the "Dust Lady," died Tuesday after a battle with stomach cancer
- "We lost our very own hero," her cousin said
New York (CNN)Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center's damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001.
Marcy Borders' passing is a difficult reminder of the tragedy our city suffered nearly 14 years ago. NYC holds her loved ones in our hearts.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) August 26, 2015