SNAP founder Barbara Blaine dies at age 61

Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP

Her organization, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) said on Sunday that she had died after a cardiac event.

"She will be remembered for her tireless efforts on behalf of abuse survivors around the world," SNAP said in a statement.

Blaine was 61. She had stepped down from SNAP in February after 30 years leading the Chicago-area organization.