(CBS SF/AP) – Bernard L. Shaw, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst’s body guard and later married her, has died at the age of 68.
Shaw, Hearst Corp.’s vice president for corporate security, died on Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death was confirmed on Wednesday in a statement by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz.
Shaw was best known for his relationship with William Randolph Hearst’s granddaughter. She made headlines in the 1970s for her kidnapping by a left-wing group and her later imprisonment for bank robbery. Hearst also became known as an actress, starring in John Water’s film “Cry Baby” with Johnny Depp and on the television series “Boston Common” and “Veronica Mars.”
The couple were married in 1979, after Patty Hearst’s release from a 22-month sentence.
Shaw worked at Hearst Corp. for three decades.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Hearst Shaw, four children and granddaughter.
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