TEANECK - Teaneck Mayor Lizette Parker has died at age 44.

Parker died after she was taken to Holy Name Medical Center for respiratory problems Sunday morning.

She was a ground-breaking mayor, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as mayor in Bergen County in 2014.

Teaneck Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz will immediately assume all the mayor's duties.

Information on arragements for Parker was not immediately available.