A 97-year-old woman fighting an eviction notice on the Peninsula died late Thursday.
Marie Hatch was being forced out of her cottage in Burlingame after living there for more than six decades. The notice came after her landlord and close friend passed away and the new landlord decided to sell the property.
A law firm has since stepped in to help Hatch pro bono.
On Thursday night, Hatch's attorneys claim that the eviction caused her death. Hatch was also battling cancer.
Her lawyers plan to continue fighting the eviction on behalf of Hatch's roommate, who is also being forced out.