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David Hartstein, 35, a Montauk chiropractor, died June

David Hartstein, 35, a Montauk chiropractor, died June 17 after his family said he contracted the hantavirus, a rare but deadly disease transmitted by rodents. An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency is investigating a "potential case" of the virus in Montauk.

BLOG POST: HBO video montage for late chiropractor

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1. HBO video montage for late chiropractor

Sitting on beach chairs in Montauk, sand dunes and a white picket fence behind them, David and Heather Hartstein describe their life together as a “fairy tale.” The video interview is part of a four-minute montage shown at David Hartstein’s memorial service last month after the 35-year-old Montauk chiropractor died of a hantavirus, leaving behind his wife and their three children, ages 5, 3 and 1.

Above, David Harstein

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