LI 9/11 first responder dies from lung disease

A Long Island hero who risked his life at ground zero has died.William Quick, 55, of East Atlantic Beach lost his battle with lung disease

ATLANTIC BEACH - A Long Island hero who risked his life at ground zero has died.

William Quick, 55, of East Atlantic Beach lost his battle with lung disease yesterday.

The retired 23-year FDNY veteran spent months working in the toxic dust after the 9/11 attacks.

Quick leaves behind a wife and 17-year-old twins.

His funeral will be Saturday in Long Beach.

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