Updated at: 12/29/2012 8:37 AM
(AP) NEW YORK - Meredith Sue Israel Thomas, a publicist for key acts like Dave Matthews Band and Christina Aguilera, died from cancer last week. She was 39.
A memorial service was held Monday in New York for the former RCA Records publicist.
Israel Thomas was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2008. She shared stories about her cancer battle on the website for the non-profit organization, CaringBridge. She also worked on publicity campaigns for Kings of Leon and Lit.
The New Jersey-born publicist attended Syracuse University. She is survived by her five-year-old daughter Niomi Thomas, her husband Gary Thomas, parents Laurie and Joel Israel and brother Hank Israel.
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