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Fire victim dies 7 weeks after rescue

A Lexington woman who was rescued from a burning home in January died Tuesday night.

Angela Cox, who was Gov. Ernie Fletcher's director of scheduling during his term, was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Hospital.

On the morning of Jan. 17, Cox, 40, was pulled from her home at 3497 Boston Road by a couple and their sons who were driving by. She suffered extensive burns.

Since the fire, she had been in a coma and had undergone several skin grafts.

She died of complications from the burns, according to the Fayette County coroner.

Cox most recently was the executive assistant to the chief operating officer of Forcht Bank, but she lost her job in November, a friend told the Herald-Leader earlier.

A fund was set up at a bank in Cox's native Knott County to collect contributions.

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