SEATTLE (KCPQ) -- Mary Kay Letourneau died at age 58 after a battle with cancer, her attorney David Gehrke confirmed to Q13 News on Tuesday.
Letourneau is a former Seattle teacher at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien who was convicted in 1997 of raping then 12-year-old Vili Fualaau. She was 34 and a married mother of four when the relationship began.
Letourneau and Fualaau married on May 20, 2005, in Woodinville, Washington, after she served a 7-and-a-half year prison term for child rape.
King County court records show Fualaau asked the court for a legal separation from Letourneau on May 9, 2017.
"I hope people when they think of her and her legacy, they think of how strong she was and how brilliant she was and how kind she was. And not look at her like a child rapist. We all make mistakes, she overcame hers and she did a lot of good in the world both before and after, and I would hope people look at her that way," Fualaau said.
Letourneau is survived by her six children, including two daughters with Fualaau.