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If you ask most people, they would agree that the love story of Burton and Linda Pugach, of Forest Hills, Queens, is a crazy one.

Linda died in New York this week, and now Burton is mourning his loss.

Rewind to 1959, when Burt and Linda were first dating. The problem was that he was married at the time, and Linda broke things off.

That is when Burt hired hit men to throw acid in his mistress' face.

Linda was blinded and disfigured.

Burt went away to prison for 14 years.

But believe it or not, their relationship did not end. From prison, Burt called Linda and sent her cards.

When he got out, they got married on live television

The couple stayed together nearly 40 years, even after Burt was arrested for allegedly plotting against yet another mistress back in the mid-1990s.

But now one of New York's most bizarre and talked-about love stories has come to an end.

The man responsible for Linda's horrible ordeal said he is mourning his wife.

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