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Mrs. Massey dies in Room 217 during the 1975 season, so she's the hotel's freshest death at the time the Torrances move in. She's the wife of a prominent New York lawyer, but is at the Overlook with a much younger man who is obviously in it for the money. When the young man abandons her one evening, she commits suicide in the bathroom of 217. She seems like a zombie because she has a smell, and can walk and talk. Mrs. Massey can even choke people and probably much worse. But, she can't be a zombie because her body was removed right away to the morgue. She doesn't seem to be able to leave 217 and is a rather sad figure when we think about her. Like Roger, she's an embodiment of unrequited love.