Publicist Jeanine Pepler, who represented writers like “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell and “Bright Lights, Big City” scribe Jay McInerney, has died by suicide, the Page Six reported on Thursday.
Pepler reportedly died by hanging at the age of 50 in her Sag Harbor home on Long Island.
Friends told Page Six her boyfriend, artist Steve Miller, found her body, with a NY State Police calling her death “an active, ongoing investigation.”
In 2005, Pepler founded the boutique PR agency AKA Life, where she represented Bushnell and McInerney, among others.
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The company site notes that she was born and educated in Cape Town, South Africa, before doing graduate work at Georgetown University and eventually moving to New York in 1996.
It also lists her interests, including “golf, white burgundy, Betty’s Greek wraps and her daily early morning romp in the dog run with Violet, her French bulldog.”
Pepler dated McInerney for around six years before splitting in 2005, though the pair stayed friends afterward.
"For Jeanine: Who rescued me that day and many days thereafter," McInerney wrote in dedication to Pepler at the beginning of his 2006 novel, "The Good Life."
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