On July 6, 2020, Mary Kay Letourneau, the previous instructor who was convicted of raping her then-underage pupil in 1997, died after a protracted combat with most cancers. Her lawyer introduced the loss and defined that she had been recognized with stage four most cancers, which she had been battling for months previous to her loss of life.
Letourneau made headlines in 1997 for her relationship with Vili Fualaau, who had been her 12-year-old pupil on the time. She was convicted of kid rape and went to jail twice, the place she gave delivery to 2 of Fualaau’s youngsters.
Later, Letourneau and Fualaau acquired married and remained collectively for nearly 15 years. However as a result of Letourneau battled most cancers so quietly, versus the way in which her life was splashed throughout tabloids within the 90s, there are some questions on her most cancers prognosis.
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau separated earlier than her loss of life.
In 2005, the yr after Letourneau was launched from jail, she and Fualaau acquired married. As a result of he was 21 on the time of her launch, Fualaau petitioned to have the courts reverse the no-contact order that was in place in opposition to her. They acquired married, and on the time, Letourneau stated she deliberate to return to educating at a personal faculty or neighborhood school.
Sadly, regardless of the couple’s claims their love was ever lasting, they filed for separation in 2017. Their authorized separation was finalized in 2019, regardless that they’d continued to dwell collectively and had common contact for a while earlier than the official separation.
And, a supply who claimed to be near Fualaau instructed Folks on the time that he had lastly begun to see extra clearly how inappropriate and unhealthy their relationship had been from the beginning.