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Capt. Mark Lee, Jersey City firefighter & Ground Zero hero, dies from respiratory failure

Capt. Mark Lee passed away Friday from what

Capt. Mark Lee passed away Friday from what relatives say was respiratory failure. (May 11, 2014 10:46 PM)

A Jersey City firefighter and Ground Zero hero has died.

Capt. Mark Lee passed away Friday from what relatives say was respiratory failure.

The family of the 53-year-old says he succumbed to complications brought on by his work at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Even though Lee was sick and his health was deteriorating, he continued to fight major fires in Jersey City.

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