“The people of The Bronx are saddened by the passing of Lauren Bacall, a Bronx native and a true legend of stage and screen. Ms. Bacall did not just wow us on the screen, however, as her philanthropic work with numerous charities–particularly her work with groups fighting HIV/AIDS–is just as worthy of recognition as any of her dramatic works. I am sorry to learn of her passing, and I and my staff will keep Ms. Bacall and her family in our thoughts during their time of loss,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.