Artist Peter Max's wife found dead in a suspected suicide

CORRECTS MARY MAX'S AGE TO 52, NOT 53 - FILE - In this July 4, 1987, file photo, artist Peter Max works on a painting of the Statue of Liberty aboard a boat in New York Harbor, as part of the Fourth of July festivities New York. Authorities say Mary Max, 52, the wife of the artist Peter Max, was found dead Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York, of a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband’s work. Her death comes two weeks after The New York Times published a story detailing legal battles over the work of Peter Max, a prolific creator of colorful, psychedelic art who is now living with dementia at age 81.

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