The NYDN's own story says:
Fawcett - who waged a three-year battle against anal cancer - died shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital, said her spokesman, Paul Bloch.
That would be about 12:30, NYC time. So when did the Daily News break the story?
First they said they broke it at noon!
Then they updated it to 12:13, still before she died.
Finally they updated it to 12:39, about the earliest it could have possibly been up.
You have to be quick, on the internet. Too quick.