NEW YORK — A woman who went to a funeral for a baby in a labor in New York City and then took photos of the birth was diagnosed with endometriosis and has died, her family said.
Melissa M. DeCesare, a photographer for the New York Daily News, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New Jersey and died on Monday, her sister, Kristin DeChesare, told CNN.
DeCsare had been pregnant for two weeks and was on the birth mother’s side of the delivery.
DeCesar was working on a story about a woman who lost her newborn son because she was pregnant with a baby, her brother, Tom DeCESAR, told ABC News.
“This is the first time we’ve been able to share this with you guys, and to share the story that was about her,” Tom DeCsar said.
DeCassare, 33, was a photographer who had worked at The New York Post for four years.
The news site had its newsroom shuttered in July after a series of stories about the company.
The Post’s news director, Mark Schatz, told reporters on Thursday that the news site would be closed for at least a month while the company worked with doctors to investigate what caused the death.
“Melissa DeCsesare, our news director who was one of our most valued and beloved colleagues, passed away today,” Schatz said in a statement.
“She was a valued member of our news team who will be greatly missed.
The entire New York News Group is deeply saddened by the loss of Melissa.”