Matt LaRussa Bio, Wiki
Matt LaRussa is best known for being the husband of Shanna Hogan, a New York Times bestselling American non-fiction author and journalist who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. She was best known for writing the book Picture Perfect about convicted killer Jodi Arias. It is being reported that his wife passed away on September 1, 2020, after being found unresponsive in her swimming pool after a fall.
Shanna Hogan Death & Cause
Best-selling true crime author Shanna Hogan has died as the result of a brain injury following an Aug. 27 pool accident at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 38.
Hogan was a New York Times bestselling American non-fiction author and journalist who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. She was best known for writing the book Picture Perfect about convicted killer Jodi Arias.
Matt LaRussa Pays Tribute to her Wife in a Facebook Post
Hogan was swimming with her 15-month-old son Zander when she lost her footing and hit her head, according to her obituary.
Hogan’s husband of nearly 20 years, Matt LaRussa, arrived shortly after her fall to find his son safely outside the pool in his life vest, but his wife unconscious and submerged in the pool, their friend Kathleen “Katie” Mayer told People magazine. LaRussa performed CPR until paramedics arrived and rushed her to an area hospital, where she remained in the ICU in critical condition for several days.
“Her brain suffered too much damage and we lost this wonderful woman,” Mayer wrote on the GoFundMe page she launched in support of the Hogan family. “This fund raiser will raise money to pay for the family’s extensive medical bills, memorial costs and to support Zander as he grows up without a mother.”
In a Facebook post on Friday, September 4th, LaRussa remembered Hogan as an “amazing wife” and “best friend to me and thousands.” Hogan’s family donated her organs, Mayer added, already saving the lives of four people — and possibly more in the future.
“At a time where human kindness is so desperately needed, we’ve lost one of the people who gave that to our world, but Shanna’s writing will live on, the lives she saved will live on and her greatest creation — her little boy — will live on to inspire all of us,” Mayer told People.