DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Ex-Detroit and Wayne County financial chief Bella Marshall has died. She was 62.
In a statement, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano said Marshall was an outstanding business person, and dedicated public servant for the county.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
He said that Marshall died Tuesday morning at her home but didn’t give the cause.
Marshall served as Detroit’s finance director under longtime Mayor Coleman Young. She later served as Wayne County’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
Marshall was married to the late casino promoter Don Barden but was in the midst of a contentious divorce when he died in May 2011.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Barden made millions with cable TV franchises in Detroit and the suburbs and later owned casinos in Indiana, Las Vegas, Colorado and Mississippi.
He and Marshall had feuded in recent years over Barden’s ability to manage his assets.
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