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Patty Hearst's Husband Bernard Shaw Dies at 68

Patty Hearst's Husband Bernard Shaw Dies at 68

Originally posted 12/18/2013 06:15PM

Patty Hearst's longtime husband Bernard Shaw died on Wednesday.

Bernard, who passed away as the vice president of corporate security for Hearst Corporation, succumbed to an extended cancer battle, a family member's representative confirms to PEOPLE. He was 68.

"He went peacefully at home with his wife of 34 years, sister Joan, and daughters Lydia Hearst and Gillian Hearst-Simonds, along with [her] husband Christian Simonds by his side," the rep says. "He was loved deeply by his family and adored by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him. We kindly ask that you respect the privacy of the family during this time."

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Patty Hearst's French Bulldog Wins at Westminster Dog Show | Patricia Hearst

Patty Hearst's French Bulldog Wins at Westminster Dog Show

Originally posted 02/12/2008 01:30PM

It's a long way from the Symbionese Liberation Army to the Westminster Kennel Club – but there she is.

Patty Hearst (now Patricia Hearst Shaw) is one of the winners to come out of this week's Westminster dog show at New York's Madison Square Garden, as her French bulldog, Diva, won a red ribbon as "Best of Opposite Sex" (a male dog won the breed, and Diva was top female).

Hearst Shaw, 53, calls the win "overwhelming." "It's like winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Or would this be a silver?" she tells the Associated Press (via CNN.com).

As for her unexpected appearance at the show, she adds, "When people find out it's me, it's like it doesn't make sense. The Frenchie people know me because I've been around. But others, they seemed surprised."

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