The Associated Press reports that Linda Stein, a pioneer in New York's punk music scene who later became known as a real estate "broker to the stars," was beaten to death inside her Manhattan apartment, the medical examiner ruled.Stein's daughter found her body Tuesday night face down in the living room of the Upper East Side apartment, where she lived alone. There were no signs of a break-in or robbery, and police said they had no motive or suspects. An autopsy found that Stein, 62, died from blows to the head and neck, medical examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said Wednesday. Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the RAMONES, TALKING HEADS and MADONNA. A former schoolteacher, she and Danny Fields co-managed the RAMONES during the band's heyday. She is credited with bringing the RAMONES to England for their infamous July 4, 1976, concert that helped spark the young British punk scene. Read more at this location. (Thanks: Andrew / The Space Lord)
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