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Author and journalist Charla Krupp loses battle to breast cancer

The popular author and commentator on fashion and beauty, Charla Krupp, has lost her battle to breast cancer at the age of 58, her husband Richard Zoglin confirms, according to the New York Daily News.

Krupp made a number of television appearances over the years, including more than 100 appearances on NBC's Today. She was also featured on Oprah, ABC's Good Morning America and The View.

The news source reports that her husband called her "a pioneering journalist, a champion of women and an amazing life force. She touched millions of women, and I'm sure they share my loss."

The Krupp and Zoglin families have started the Charla Krupp Memorial Fund for Women in Media at the University of Illinois College of Media, the media outlet reports.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. It is recommended that once a woman turns 40, she schedules annual mammograms to ensure that she does not have the disease. 
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