9/11 hero Ralph Gisomondi dies of covid-19 just 12 days before his brother Nicholas does too

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A hero of the 9/11 New York terror bombings has died from coronavirus just 12 days before his brother also died from the virus. Ralph and Nicholas Gismondi, originally from New York, died
A hero of the 9/11 New York terror attacks has died from coronavirus just 12 days before his brother also died from the disease.

The double tragedy saw Ralph and Nicholas Gismondi, originally from Queens, New York, die of the illness.

The pair were 'big family men,' according to CNN which added that they were so beloved that neighbours posted banners praising them when they died.

Ralph Gismondi, 68, had helped to rescue victims of the Al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center.

Ralph Gismondi, 65, who died of coronavirus just 12 days before his brother Nicholas did

He held the rank of captain in the FDNY and he was one of the first from the department to respond to the 2001 terror attacks.

Upon retiring he worked as a flight attendant on JetBlue…
By Ian Noble For Mailonline
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