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9/11 First Responder, NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez Has Died At 53

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9/11 First Responder, NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez Has Died At 53

9/11 First Responder, NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez Has Died At 53

Former NYPD detective Luis Alvarez died in hospice Saturday at the age of 53, after a three-year battle with cancer.

Business Insider reports Alvarez's cancer was linked to his work searching in the toxic rubble for survivors and remains after 9/11.

Before his death, Alvarez appeared before Congress to push for health benefits for responders in the Sept.

11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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