Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90

American author, business woman and publisher Helen Gurley Brown died today at the age of 90. Famous for her 32 years as editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan, Brown was an advocate for women’s sexual freedom. Her work played a strong role in the sexual revolution. She once said, “The message was: So you’re single. You can still have sex. You can have a great life. And if you marry, don’t just sponge off a man or be the gold-medal-winning mother. Don’t use men to get what you want in life — get it for yourself.”

Brown died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization. No further information has been released. Click here to read more about Brown.