I'm very sad at this news indeed I've admired Ms Bassman's work since I was a teenager in the 1950's and am surprised that so few photographers days have ever heard of her, she was a great influence as a teacher and mentor on Richard Avedon when he worked under her at Harpers Bazaar, and I can see a great deal of her influence in David Baileys work too and many other fashion photographers these days.
Rest in Peace Lillian, I wish I had known you, you were one of the greats.