Sadly, she has died from cancer, even though she was only 61 years old. This country is a little worse off from losing this good woman.
From NBC News:
Pioneering television news anchor Gwen Ifill died Monday after a battle with cancer, NBC News has confirmed. She was 61.
Ifill, a longtime newscaster at PBS who formerly worked at NBC News and the New York Times, was in hospice when she passed away.