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Name: Kathy Keeton                                                                 
Born: 1939                                                                         
Died: 19 September 1997                                                           
Kathryn "Kathy" Keeton (b. 1939, South Africa - September 19, 1997, New York,     
New York) was a magazine publisher along with her partner, and later husband,     
Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione. Her title was President/COO of General Media     
Communications, Inc.                                                               
She founded the magazines Viva (1973); OMNI (1979); and Longevity (1989). She     
also published two books, Woman of Tomorrow (1986) and Longevity (1992).           
After her diagnosis with breast cancer, Keeton treated herself with hydrazine     
sulfate, after reading about it in OMNI, one of her own publications. She         
claimed that she had ridden or shrunken almost all of the tumors and extended     
her life by several years, after being given a dire initial prognosis of only     
six weeks to live by her doctors.                                                 
Keeton died of complications during surgery for an intestinal obstruction, aged   
58, in New York City.