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'First lady of luxury real estate' killed in Montecito mudslides

Friends and family mourn Rebecca Riskin

MONTECITO, Calif. - Family and friends are mourning the loss of Rebecca Riskin of Riskin Partners in Montecito.

The 61-year-old is one of 17 people who died in the flooding and mudslides in Montecito. It has been reported that her dogs died, too.

Riskin was a professional ballerina before she become known as the first lady of luxury real estate.

She sold more than $2.17 billion dollars in real estate during her career and didn't talk about her celebrity clients.

Her managing partner Dina Landi, said, "We plan to continue Rebecca's legacy and love for real estate with the same level of excellence, experience, and service that Rebecca so effortlessly embodied."

She is survived by a large family that includes her husband, Ken Grand; son Robert (Fernanda) Riskin; daughter, Julia Riskin, and grandchildren; Daniel, Adeline, Lucca, Asher and Ethan.

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